There may be times when you need support from a professional. If you are feeling like you are struggling emotionally you can contact your GP for a referral to an NHS counsellor. If you need support with your child you may be referred to your local Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS). However, there can be long waiting times for these services and the provision is often time-limited. Other options are outlined below under Private Practitioners or Organisations.
- Association of Child Psychotherapists For supporting your child
- British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy You can search for a counsellor on It's good to talk under 'Disability'.
- British Psychological Society You can search the Directory of Chartered Psychologists under 'Parenting' and any other relevant information, i.e. diagnosis.
- Health and Care Professions Council The HCPC regulates health and care professionals (including practitioner psychologists) so you can check if your professional is registered. Counsellors and psychotherapists are not currently covered.
- United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy You can search on Find a therapist under 'Disability'.
Private practitioners with expertise in supporting parents of children with additional needs
The following professionals are registered with the relevant organisations as well as having specific experience of supporting parents or carers of a child with special needs. Please contact them direct to discuss further details such as location and fees.
East Finchley, London N2. Tel: 07910 018972 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychotherapist
Catherine de la Bedoyere
Surrey. Telephone: 01737 818000 www.tadworthosteopathy.co.uk
Counsellor. BACP Accredited. (Parents and Children)
Nr Ledbury, Herefordshire. Mobile: 07947624977 Email: email@example.com
www.theviewcounselling.co.uk/ BACP Accredited. (Parents and Teenagers)
London. Telephone: 07944 576566 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.openearcounselling.com
Counsellor. BACP registered. (Parents and Children)
Hove, East Sussex. Telephone: 07807 925589 Email: email@example.com www.k-brauner-counselling.co.uk Counsellor. BACP Accredited. Bilingual (English/Spanish) (Parents and Children)
London. Telephone: 07977 412488 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Senior Accredited Counsellor. BACP registered.
London. Email: email@example.com www.kindlekids.org.uk
BPS registered (Parents and Children)
East Midlands, LE11 3BA. Tel: 07788 712776 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. BACP Accredited. (Parents and Children)
Telephone and online counselling. Tel: 07810 088260 Email: email@example.com www.griffinpsychology.co.uk Chartered Counselling Psychologist, BPS, BACP, HCPC registered (Parents only)
Dr Lisa Honeyman
London and Hertfordshire. www.drhoneyman.co.uk
Clinical Child Psychologist. BPS registered. (Parents and Children)
Naomi Marston (Lifecare Counselling)
Kent, Sevenoaks and Westerham. Telephone: 07904 091563
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Counsellor.
Registered with BACP. (Parents and Parents-to-be only)
Cannock. Telephone: 07985 425434 Email: email@example.com
Counsellor. Member of BACP. (Parents only)
London. Telephone: 07769 878722 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
www.rachaelneville.com BACP registered. (Parents and Children)
Harrow, North West London. Telephone: 07716600335 Email: email@example.com
www.janenicholls.co.uk. Counsellor. BACP registered and accredited. (Parents and adult children)
Darwen, Lancashire. Telephone: 07990 580356. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Counsellor. Accredited with BACP. Registered with UKCP. (Parents only)
Oxford. Telephone: 01865 728866. Email: email@example.com www.pippawatsonrees.com. Counsellor. Accredited with the BACP. Previously an HCPC-registered Occupational Therapist. (Parents only)
Nelly St Leger
Cambridge, CB5 8AF. Telephone: 07780 536097 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
nellycounselling.wix.com/home Counsellor. Accredited with BACP. Previous SEN experience.(Parents and Children)
Gloucester. Telephone: 07798 740388. Email: email@example.com
Counsellor. BACP registered. Post-graduate diploma in SEN. (Parents and Children)
Surrey. Telephone: 07730 013262 Email: Carolineswells@btinternet.com
Family therapist, UKCP registered (Parents and Children)
More professionals will be added onto the list in due course. If you are a professional with relevant experience and would like to be included, please make contact via the website.Affinityhub does not take responsibility for any of the professionals or organisations listed on this website. If you wish to receive further details or have any concerns over their practise you will need to contact them direct or their registration organisation.