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Help and Support

This section provides information about some of the most common problems that people seek help and support for – these are arranged in the menu on the right.

Each page in our help and support area includes a run-down of each problem as well as the kind of professional support available.


On every page, we include an explanation about the types of counselling and psychotherapy often used to address specific problems. You can also visit our section on counselling methods which includes more details of the various types of therapy available.

Charities/Specialist Organisations

Charities and specialist organisations also feature on each page and represent an alternative source of professional support. Some of these are included here as examples.

Alcoholics Anonymous UK

Anxiety UK





In addition to charities and organisations, we also include helplines where possible, for specific issues. These can be very useful in providing immediate support for more pressing issues. Most are manned by fully-trained staff, of which many often have experience of specific issues:

Child Line – 0800 1111

Family Lives – 0808 800 2222

Refuge – 0808 200 0247

Samaritans – 08457 90 90 90

Macmillan Cancer Relief Cancer Line – 0808 808 2020