Links and Resources

This page provides links and resources for the interested reader. Links are to other counselling and psychotherapy websites. Resources include information for Service Veterans and how to improve your sleep.

Counselling and Psychotherapy Websites

British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)

British Psychological Society (BPS)

My listing on the Counselling Directory

An interview with me on Relationships are Complicated website

My listing on the Find a Therapy website

An interview with me on Welldoing website

My listing on Psychology Today

If you would like to talk with someone right now on the telephone, the organisations below should be able to help:

The Samaritans


The rest of the links and resources page is a miscellany of information ending up with a poem at the end of the page. For ideas on self help and other therapy books, please see my Bibliotherapy page.


Actuality Counselling (Steve Manning, counsellor, supervisor & coach)

Psychotherapy & Counselling in Liverpool

Addictions Specialist Oxfordshire

Gestalt Therapist, Liverpool

Links and Resources: Recovery Centres

Disclaimer: none of these sights are recommendations – just suggestions to look up for yourself. Please make your own decisions based on your research before enlisting on any cure programme.

Sana Lake Behavioural Wellness Center

Harmony Ridge Recover Center – West Virginia

New Jersey Discover Institute

Granite Recovery Centre

This centre has provided me with three useful links:

Resources for parents

Covid and alcohol awareness

How Isolation Impacts Your Mental Health

And one of my favourite themes:

Foods to improve mental health


The following centre offers information about drugs, alcohol, and PTSD:

The Recovery Village, Palm Beach

Here is a friends and family resource from the same organisation


Here are some centres in the USA offering personalised addiction treatment  etc, and accredited by the Joint Commission:

Recovering Champions

Ohio Recovery Center

Ark Behavioural Health (They provide “up-to-date, accurate, and evidence-based information related to substance abuse, mental health, and more”).

New from Ark Behavioural Health on COVID:

How Covid-19 may affect mental health

Bedrock Recovery Center (This one provides “decades of knowledge in recovery treatments”).

Here’s a link to Blue Crest Recovery Center, which also provides resources for parents:

Addiction Resources for Parents

The following sites provide useful information about detox and finding drug/alcohol rehabilitation centres (in the USA):

The best drug and alcohol rehab center near you

A drug and alcohol detox center resource



Other Links and Resources

The following article is from an organisation called Silent Professionals:

Will PTSD disqualify me from employment?

And here is a useful article comparing free versus state-funded treatment centres in the United States:

Free vs State-funded Treatment Centers

Here please find two articles from First City Recovery Center:

Click here for an article on emotional wellness

Click here for an article on the difference between social and binge drinking


Here’s an interesting blog giving useful advice for students based on research studies from MyUrbanJungle:

How students can get ahead post-Covid


Links and resources including information about sleep and how it can affect your mood

Sleep Help

FutureLearn (at the University of Michigan): this site offers training courses on dealing with sleep deprivation

Everything you need to know about insomnia an article by HealthMatch

Information for Services Veterans compiled by Lily Jones

Guide for Veterans

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Our Deepest Fear by Marianne Williamson. A poem.

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness
That most frightens us.

We ask ourselves
Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God.

Your playing small
Does not serve the world.
There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking
So that other people won’t feel insecure around you.

We are all meant to shine,
As children do.
We were born to make manifest
The glory of God that is within us.

It’s not just in some of us;
It’s in everyone.

And as we let our own light shine,
We unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we’re liberated from our own fear,
Our presence automatically liberates others.