As practitioners who spend time listening, supporting and putting others emotional needs above our own we can often forget about ourselves. Working with communities, individuals and healthcare teams to deliver our best service cna be tiring and it is important to look after ourselves and know how to find support when needed. 

Check out our information below to find out more.

Get in touch if you would like to contribute to providing wellbeing support to those in this profession.

Registered psychologists and therapists

British Psychological Society (BPS)  - Provides informaition and guidence in psychology. 

Health & care professionals council (HCPC) - Regulating health and care professionals.

Free Psychotherapy network - Provide free open-ended therapy to people on low incomes. 

British Medical Association - Sources of support and wellbeing.

Division of Counselling Psychology (DCoP) - The DCoP also plays host to several networks and special groups dedicated to specific interests and areas of counselling psychology.

Doctors' Support Network - Peer support for doctors and medical students with mental health concerns.

British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) - The lead organisation for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) in the UK and Ireland. 

U.K. Therapy guide - Provides a list of all therapy professional bodies and representation.

U.K. Council for Psychotherapy provide professional support for psychotherapists. 

 

 

Trainee

Being a trainee can have its own challenges. The journey can be long and difficult and it is important to look after ourselves when taking this route.  

British Psychological Society (BPS)  - Provides informaition and guidence in psychology. 

Health & care professionals council (HCPC) - Regulating health and care professionals.

Free Psychotherapy network - Provide free open-ended therapy to people on low incomes. 

British Medical Association - Sources of support and wellbeing.

Division of Counselling Psychology (DCoP) - The DCoP also plays host to several networks and special groups dedicated to specific interests and areas of counselling psychology.

Doctors' Support Network - Peer support for doctors and medical students with mental health concerns.

British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) - The lead organisation for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) in the UK and Ireland. 

U.K. Therapy guide - Provides a list of all therapy professional bodies and representation.

Health careers - Provides information on psychological career roles. 

 

Your journey into psychology is an interactive map provided by the British Psychology Society. 

Prospectus provides information on the difference career paths to take with a psychology degree which can be found here

National careers service provides detailed information on psychology and theraputic career paths and have the option to speak with an advisor. You can find the link here

British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy provide information on the career route to becoming a therapist which can be found here.

UK Council for Psychotherapy provide information on training a psychotherapist which can be found here.


Further learning

Listening and watching podcasts and videos can help us to see and hear how we can add more to our services and ourselves. Below is a list of podcasts and videos to help get you started. 

  • BPS list of podcasts and videos cna be found here.
  • Feedspot provide a list of the most popular podcasts which can be found here.
  • Very Well Mind provide a list of podcasts here.
  • Royal College of Psychiatry podcast can be found here.
  • Research Digest podcats can be found here.
  • Youtube has lots of videos on psychology informed theries and interventions. 

 

Blogs are a great way to learn more about a particular topic through different perspectives. Below are a list of blogs to help get you started. 

  • BPS recommended blog list can be found here.
  • Choosing therapy have listed their top blogs here.
  • How to Become a Psychologist: The Three Steps You Need to Take by Northumbria University


Looking after yourself


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