As well as offering one to one counselling in Ipswich, I recognise that it can be helpful to have access to local organisations which are nearby and may be able to provide you with additional support or further information.
Below you will find a list of local and national organisations, separated into specific areas, who may have more specialist knowledge. I hope you find this resource useful.
- Iceni (local)
Iceni supports families in Ipswich and Suffolk to give all children the opportunity to have a safe, healthy and happy start in life.
- Open Road (local)
Open Road is a registered charity that provides support for individuals affected by drugs and alcohol across Essex and Suffolk.
- Talitha Koum (local)
TK (Talitha Koum) is an Ipswich based charity whose mission is to reach out with love, compassion and practical support to women struggling with addictions.
- The Matthew Project (local)
A value driven charity based in Norfolk and Suffolk working in innovative ways with adults, young people and communities affected by drugs and alcohol.
- The Silver Line
The Silver Line is the only free confidential helpline providing information, friendship and advice to older people, open 24 hours a day, every day of the year.
- Anxiety UK
Anxiety UK works to relieve and support those living with anxiety disorders by providing information, support and understanding
Supporting children and adults affected by Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Leading children's charity fighting to end child abuse in the UK and Channel Islands. We help children who have been abused to rebuild their lives, protect those at risk, and find the best ways of preventing abuse from ever happening.
- Depression Alliance
At Depression Alliance we bring people together to end the loneliness and isolation of depression. We also campaign to end the stigma of depression and to raise awareness of what it means to live with it.
- Students against Depression
Students Against Depression provides you with the resources you need to find a way forward from stress, low mood, depression or suicidal thinking.
Dissociative Identity Disorder
- Lighthouse Women's Aid (local)
Lighthouse Women’s Aid is a charitable organisation based in Suffolk, UK providing emotional support to women and their children experiencing domestic abuse in their personal or family relationships.
The ManKind Initiative is a national charity that provides help and support for male victims of domestic abuse and domestic violence
- P.H.O.E.B.E (local)
Ipswich-based registered charity that offers specialist advice, information, casework, advocacy and support and counselling services to black and ethnic minority women and children.
- Women's Aid
Women's Aid is the national domestic violence charity that helps up to 250,000 women and children every year.
Beat provides helplines, online support and a network of UK-wide self-help groups to help adults and young people in the UK beat their eating disorders.
- Forced Marriage Unit
The FMU operates a public helpline to provide advice and support to victims of forced marriage as well as to professionals dealing with cases.
- Citizens Advice Bureau
We provide free, independent, confidential and impartial advice to everyone on their rights and responsibilities.
Talk to us any time you like, in your own way, and off the record – about whatever’s getting to you. You don’t have to be suicidal.
- Victim Support
Independent charity helping people cope with the effects of crime, by providing free and confidential support and information.
- Men’s Sheds
They're community spaces for men to connect, converse and create. The activities are often similar to those of garden sheds, but for groups of men to enjoy together. They help reduce loneliness and isolation, but most importantly, they’re fun.
- Wellbeing Suffolk
Wellbeing Norfolk & Waveney and Wellbeing Suffolk offer help and support to improve wellbeing and manage stress, low mood and anxiety.
PANDAS is the leading UK charity in supporting families suffering from pre (antenatal) and postnatal illnesses.
Premature Birth and Baby Loss
Bliss is the UK charity working to provide the best possible care and support for all premature and sick babies and their families.
- Child Bereavement UK
Child Bereavement UK supports families and educates professionals when a baby or child of any age dies or is dying, or when a child is facing bereavement.
Sands is the stillbirth and neonatal death charity. We operate throughout the UK, supporting anyone affected by the death of a baby, working to improve the care bereaved parents receive, and promoting research to reduce the loss of babies’ lives.
- The Lullaby Trust
The Lullaby Trust provides specialist support for bereaved families, promotes expert advice on safer baby sleep and raises awareness on sudden infant death.
- The Miscarriage Association
Founded in 1982 by a group of people who had experienced miscarriage and we continue to offer support and information to anyone affected by the loss of a baby in pregnancy, to raise awareness and to promote good practice in medical care.
- Sexual Abuse and Sexual Violence Week
Contact details for support organisations and services across the UK
- Survivors in Transition (local)
Support centre for men and women (18+) who have experienced any form of sexual abuse in their childhood.
Provides information, support and counselling for men who have been raped or sexually abused.
- The Ferns (local)
The Ferns is a local Sexual Assault Referral Centre and provides a one-stop location, offering medical care and emotional support to any victim of sexual assault.