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Accredited Service Directory

BACP Accredited Services are high quality, professionally managed therapeutic counselling/psychotherapy services that have been independently assessed as meeting our defined standards across a wide range of criteria.

Our Accredited Service Directory lists all the organisations providing services accredited by us. If an organisation is not listed here, its counselling/psychotherapy service is not BACP accredited. 

You may also recognise accredited services from our Accredited Service logo on their publicity and information material.

If you would like to find out more about the criteria accredited services have to meet and the assessment process, please see the Service Accreditation scheme.

CONGRATULATIONS - to all those with accreditation recently awarded

During the period July - December 2017, 16 organisations have either newly accredited counselling & psychotherapy services (5) or renewed their five year accreditation terms for a second (7) or third (4) term - access the quick view list below for links to websites.

pdf file  Congratulations list Jul-Dec17 (0.13Mb)

Using the Directory

Accredited services are listed alphabetically by their organisational name. Accreditation is granted to specific services, not to organisations, so the organisational name may be different to that of the actual accredited counselling/psychotherapy service.

We have accredited services across all four UK nations. They are listed according to the area they serve, so some services may be listed in more than one category. You can filter the online directory by area using the listing on the left of the page.

You can also view an alphabetical list of all our current accredited services: 

pdf file  Accredited Services by alphabetical listing (0.35Mb)

The list below shows organisations whose services have previously been BACP accredited, but whose accredited status has lapsed for some reason, such as closure or merger, inability to maintain the criteria standards or failure to renew.

pdf file  Previously accredited services (0.26Mb)

Accredited Counselling/Psychotherapy Services - by county


Chelmsford Counselling Foundation

  42 Cedar Avenue,, Chelmsford, CM1 2QH
Telephone: 01245 284 890
Email: counselling@chelmsfordcounselling.org.uk
Website: www.chelmsfordcounselling.org.uk
  'Chelmsford Counselling Foundation offers professional, affordable, psychodynamic counselling for individuals and couples. Psychodynamic counselling can help us to understand how past experiences and current behaviour may be linked. It allows space to explore thoughts and feelings about ourselves as individuals and in relationship with others, with someone trained to listen in a non-directive way. We offer short-term or open-ended counselling for a wide range of problems including depression, anxiety, bereavement and relationship issues. Daytime or evening appointments available.'

Counsel for LIFE

  10 The Broadway, Woodford Green, IG8 0HL
Telephone: 020 8491 0222
Email: pwcfi@aol.com
Website: www.cfi.uk.com
  'Professional counselling by fully trained and experienced counsellors for individuals and couples. Time limited, solution focused or open-ended counselling available from male and female counsellors. Located less than 5 minutes walk from Woodford tube station (Central Line).'

Enfield Counselling Service

  St Pauls Centre, 102a Church Street, Enfield, EN2 6AR
Telephone: 020 8367 2333
Email: ecs@onetel.com
Website: www.enfieldcounselling.co.uk/
  'ECS is a registered charity established for over 30 years, based in the heart of Enfield, where we have been offering counselling to those in need. ECS is a BACP accredited counselling service and subscribes to its Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions. ECS offers psychodynamic individual & couple counselling as well as CBT and provides a confidential and ethical clinical service. ECS also offers a high quality counselling training, which is BPC accredited.'


  3 East Hill, Colchester, CO1 2QL
Telephone: 01206 791 661
Email: info@lifeforce-centre.co.uk
Website: www.lifeforce-centre.co.uk
  'LIFE-FORCE offers a prompt professional confidential caring service for individuals, couples, children and families. Our large counselling team provides a wide range of approaches, fees and appointment times, which means we can suit the needs of each client.'

Mid & North East Essex Mind

  The Constantine Centre, 272a Mersea Road, Colchester, CO2 8QZ
Telephone: 01206 764600
Email: enquiries@mnessexmind.org
Website: www.mnessexmind.org
  'The Mid & North East Essex Mind provides free counselling in the Colchester and Tendring districts. We also have a fee paying counselling service for couples and individuals across mid and north east Essex. All our counsellors are fully qualified and registered with BACP. Our counsellors use a range of different counselling techniques, more details of these on our website '

Relate London North East

  12a Bridge Close, Romford, RM7 0AU
Telephone: 01708 441722
Email: enquiries@relatelondonnortheast.org.uk
Website: www.relate.org.uk/london-north-east
  'Offers a wide variety of accredited counselling services including relationship counselling, sex therapy, youth counselling and family counselling. Counselling available for couples, individuals and family groups, and available in Havering, Barking & Dagenham, Redbridge, Waltham Forest, Haringey, Enfield, Newham, Tower Hamlets and Hackney.'

Renew Counselling

  Sadlers House, 2 Legg Street, Chelmsford, CM1 1AH
Telephone: 01245 269 335
Fax: 01245 264 348
Email: info@renew-us.org.uk
Website: www.renew-us.org
  'Renew Counselling (formerly WHCM) offers professional, accredited counselling service for children, young people, adults and couples at two locations - Chelmsford and Basildon.  Low cost counselling, on a sliding scale, is available. Contracts are held with schools across East London and Essex for the provision of school counselling in primary, secondary, special schools and exclusion units. For information on training and other services provided by Renew Counselling, please visit the website.'

Thurrock Mind

  152 Bridge Road, Grays, Essex, RM17 6DB
Telephone: 01375 391411
Email: counselling@thurrockmind.org.uk
Website: www.thurrockmind.org.uk/services-counselling
  'Thurrock Mind is a registered charity and has been offering services within the community for over 30 years. Our counselling project offers a professional and confidential counselling service for adults experiencing emotional and mental distress. This can include anxiety, low self-esteem, depression, bereavement and relationship difficulties. We have a vast range of counsellors who adopt a number of different therapeutic approaches. We offer daytime, evening and Saturday appointments.'

University of Essex

  Greenwood House, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, CO4 3SQ
Telephone: 01206 873133
Email: wellbeing@essex.ac.uk
Website: www.essex.ac.uk
  'The Wellbeing Service provides confidential support to University of Essex students experiencing emotional or mental health difficulties, including an accredited counselling service for individuals & groups.'

YCT (Young Concern Trust)

  YCT House, Maddox Road, Harlow, CM20 3GA
Telephone: 01279 414090
Email: admin@yctsupport.com
Website: www.yctsupport.com
  'We offer counselling and a range of therapeutic services to 5-25 years olds, their families and those who work with them. This includes play therapy/theraplay, talking therapies, drama/art therapy, Forest School, group work and peer support training, plus supervision, training, consultancy and counselling for professionals. Our work is both community and education based (primary to university including all alternative education establishments), and free to access for all. YCT works across North and East London, West Essex and East Herts.'