BACP - Useful Resources & Information Sheets
The British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) has put together a series of Information Sheets, which cover a range of questions pertinent to those considering therapy.
Supporting Safe Therapy
This is a website dedicated to improving the experience of therapy for people in the UK. It contains information and practical tools to help you have a safe and effective experience of therapy.
Institute of Psychoanalysis
This website has useful information on the nature of psychoanalytic treatment, including further exploration of common questions.
The Campaign Against Living Miserably, or CALM, is a charity set up in response to the fact that suicide is the single biggest cause of death in men aged under 45, in the UK. They offer a helpline, open 365 days a year between 5:00pm and midnight, as well as a webchat service and other useful resources.
Articles & Events
What is Psychoanalysis (Is it Weird?)
These videos give some introduction to the ideas underpinning psychodynamic psychotherapy. Put together by The Freud Museum, they give a sense of what psychotherapy is about, and the internal conflicts and anxieties it can help people to make sense of.
Sigmund Freud: A Life in Psychoanalysis
This online exhibition, curated by The Freud Museum, gives an overview of Freud's work and how he developed his ideas.
Britain on the Couch
This article shows something of the range of issues which can prompt people to seek therapy.
It is often the case that the concerns we keep to ourselves are in fact not unusual. Therapy offers an opportunity to explore such issues and develop ways to understand them better. The article puts some of these issues in context, and gives a helpful account of the particular difficulties these can cause.
BACP: News Articles
The British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) maintains a list of articles from various newspapers which look into issues around mental health and emotional well-being.
Psychotherapy: Is it Science, Religion or a Waste of Time?
Many people feel uncertain about entering into a therapy which doesn't readily offer tangible measures of success - often an unusual experience in our current cultural climate. In this short article, psychoanalyst Adam Phillips considers the importance of scientific evidence alongside psychotherapy's more less tangible measures of success.
Meaning and mindedness: Encounters Between Philosophy and Psychoanalysis
A monthly lecture series exploring the links between psychoanalysis and philosophy. Running at the Tavistock Centre, north London, from October 2014 - June 2015.
Anxiety Arts Festival London 2014
A series of events in film, music, theatre exploring anxiety, looking at its causes, how it affects all of our lives, and how it can act as a creative force. Running throughout June.