Psychologies magazine and Life Labs are now in partnership with the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP), giving you an easier way to find the help and guidance you need in your life.
Our editor, Suzy Greaves, explains more in this video:
Click here to visit Life Labs to find content created by UKCP therapists - blog posts, videos, Q&A sessions, etc. - supporting you on a range of issues and enabling you to identify a therapist that meets your needs.
Click here to visit the UKCP website for a comprehensive list of accredited therapists.
UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)
The UKCP is the leading organisation for the education, training, accreditation and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors in the UK. Their 'find a therapist' database gives a comprehensive list of accredited therapists that you can search to locate the therapies you need in the area you live.
Psychologies Lifelabs platform
Life Labs is a blogging platform where world-class Psychologies experts write about everything from productivity and the work/life balance to improving communication in your relationships and connecting more as a couple. Whether you want to discover how to be more productive with Oliver Burkeman or learn how to create loving, healthy relationships with Sarah Abell, Lifelabs provides constant wisdom and inspiration, inspired by the latest cutting edge research.
Join in the conversation about creating a life that works through bog posts, videos, Q&A sessions and comment threads with expert voices.
How to find the therapy and therapist for you
Both Psychologies magazine and the UKCP are committed to raising the awareness of the transformative power of psychotherapy. We will be featuring the UKCP in the magazine and online every month where we will be looking at different types of therapies and how they can help you navigate the challenges in your lives so you can lead a life with intention and awareness.
We’ve also invited every member of the UKCP to create a blog and profile on our expert blogging platform Life Labs. Because choosing a therapist is not always easy.
- Find a therapist with the right qualifications and tools to help you through the UKCP database - every member has at least four years of training.
- Find out more about, and get comfortable with, your chosen therapist on the Psychologies Lifelabs therapists channel through blog posts, videos and Q&As. You can also educate yourself about the various therapies on offer.
Suzy says, 'I’m generally a positive and optimistic person but there have been times in my life when I’ve really struggled and felt totally lost and confused. And being editor of this magazine, I know I’m not alone. Be it a difficult childhood, the grief of losing someone we love, getting a divorce, or struggling with fertility or anxiety or having problems at work or dealing with an addiction, or dealing with a narcissistic boss or friend or coming to terms with our sexuality or overcoming childhood abuse, we wouldn’t be human if we didn’t struggle in the face of life’s various challenges.
'And that’s why I’m such a big fan of therapy. Finding a safe place and person to speak to in times of trouble has been an enormous help to me throughout my life. It’s helped me not only to survive but to thrive too. Working with a skilled therapist has helped me to grieve, to make sense of things that just don’t make sense, to create a new story about what has happened to me so I can move forward versus feeling paralysed and stuck in old behaviours and patterns of thought.
'Finding the right therapy and therapist has been key to that process. That’s why I am delighted to announce our new partnership with the UKCP, the leading body for the education, training and accreditation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors in the UK.'
We look forward to hearing how you get on!