WHY DO WE NEED THIS REGISTER?
Lots of people who have suffered from trauma and/or dissociative symptoms find it very hard to get any help via the NHS. While we think that free treatment for all is the ideal, we're trying to help deal with the current reality of the situation. So since 2011 we have been compiling a list of professionals in the UK who are willing to work with dissociative and/or traumatised clients, so that survivors know where to start looking. It's less overwhelming and more likely to be successful than just randomly picking people off general therapy lists.
HOW DOES THE REGISTER WORK?
A prospective clients contacts us for a list of therapists in their area.
We produce a PDF report of a number of people in their vicinity.
We email this to them usually within 7 days, along with guidelines for how to use the list.
We make it clear that we're not recommending anyone, but simply providing a starting point in their search.
WHO CAN JOIN?
The register is open to qualified counsellors, psychotherapists and psychologists registered with a UK professional body such as BACP, UKCP, BPS etc.
HOW DO I JOIN?
Use the orange 'Join the Register' button at the bottom of this page and enter your basic information. You will then be added to the register (usually within 7 days) and the details you enter will be passed out to potential clients who contact us.
We've simplified the system recently and invite you to link to your own website, or your profile (if you have one) on BACP or Counselling Directory. This means you don't have to keep updating your information over lots of different directories, and it saves us a lot of administration time.
WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO MY INFORMATION?
Your details are added to our secure database, which only certain members of the PODS team have access to. We have lots of security protocols in place to protect this data. The contact details and weblinks you provide are passed out to prospective clients requesting details of people in their area. We don't share this data with anyone else.
HOW DO I CHANGE MY DETAILS OR ASK TO BE REMOVED FROM THE REGISTER?
Just email us or phone the office on 01480 878409 and we'll do it as soon as we are able, usually within 7 days.
IS THERE A CHARGE FOR THIS SERVICE?
There is no charge to be on the register of therapists or supervisors, but we would be extremely grateful if you would consider becoming a ‘Friend of PODS’ to help cover the costs of providing this service. We don't receive any funding to do this. Click here to find out more about our 'Friends of PODS' scheme.
IS THIS THE SAME AS THE NETWORKING LIST?
No. This is for clients to find a therapist. The networking list is for therapists to find each other! You can find out about the separate Networking List here.
I HAVE ANOTHER QUESTION
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01480 878409 during office hours.
(You can use the same link/button above to update your details as well, if you are already on the register.)