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We want to make UK counselling & psychotherapy safer!
By collecting & publishing on this website, anonymous stories of people's experiences, we hope to help the voices of those harmed (& helped) by therapy be heard.
Together we can act as a catalyst for positive change.
Do you have experiences you would like to share? If so, please click the link below to submit.
The motivation for setting up Will We Be Heard? came from a personal experience of being harmed in talking therapy.
We are committed to trying to make UK mental health services safer.
1. To create a space where people can post anonymous testimonies of their experiences of UK mental health services, both helpful & harmful. This will not only help the voices of those harmed be heard, but also celebrate the work of many talented, ethical, mental health professionals who (often profoundly) positively affecting people's lives!
2. To lobby for protected title for, “psychotherapist” & “counsellor” in the UK. Anyone can currently use these titles. Restricting use to those with recognised professional qualifications, will help enhance patient/client safety.
3. To lobby for statutory regulation of UK counselling and psychotherapy. The current voluntary system is fragmented, inconsistent and insufficiently robust to effectively safeguard those seeking help.
4. To provide high quality information to therapists and patients/clients to support safe therapy.