Patient support

Counselling Directory - Free, confidential UK-wide counselling support network, enabling those in distress to find a counsellor close to them and appropriate for their needs. The site contains sections on emotional disorders. Every counsellor has sent a copy of their qualifications and insurance cover to us, or is registered with a professional body online.

Disability Rights UK - publications and products which open doors to independent living. National RADAR key scheme offering access to disabled toilets.

The National Key Scheme (NKS) offers disabled people independent access to locked public toilets around the country. Toilets fitted with National Key Scheme (NKS) locks can now be found in shopping centres, pubs, cafés, department stores, bus and train stations and many other locations in most parts of the country. Radar NKS Keys cost £4.50 and are only sold to people who require use of the toilet facilities due to their disability or health condition. For more information on the scheme or to purchase a key, please go to the Disability Rights UK website.

Expert Patients Programme (CIC) - runs FREE courses with the main aim being to improve the quality of life for people living with long-term health conditions.

Patients Association - national healthcare charity - helpline offers advice & support for patients who have concerns or questions about non-medical elements of the health care system, such as how to access their medical records, and acts as a signposting service to ensure that they are put in contact with the groups that can help them the most.

Samaritans - 24-hour confidential, non-judgemental emotional support for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which could lead to suicide.

Turn2us - Independent charity providing information about benefits and grants. Web site has a useful benefits calculator.

UK Self Help - exhaustive list of support and information organisations.

Therapy Directory is dedicated to putting individuals who are searching for a practitioner, in touch with a professional who is both qualified and suitable for their needs. In addition, we are also passionate about increasing awareness of the positive benefits of complementary and alternative therapies. This website includes:

  • A nationwide database of professional complementary and alternative therapists.
  • Full profiles for each practitioner including background information, specialist areas, fees and location.
  • A detailed library of fact-sheets featuring information about the various complementary and alternative therapies on offer.
  • A comprehensive yet quick and easy search that allows individuals to search by radius and refine using different filters.