Health and Care Professions Council

The HCPC is the statutory regulator of all practitioner psychologists in the UK.  Always check the register before using or employing a Clinical Psychologist. Anyone using the term Clinical Psychologist in the UK without being registered with the HCPC may be breaking the law.

British Psychological Society

The BPS is the main professional body in the UK representing the broad fields of psychology, its research, teaching and application, and aims to convey and promote the highest standards of psychological knowledge to the public and wider society.

Great resources to find directories of specific types of practitioner psychologists, (e.g expert witnesses, child psychologists, etc), to find out more about psychology, the BPS’s perspective and input to the key and current themes in society, and to read up on career paths in psychological fields.

EMDR association of UK and Ireland

Eye-Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) is an evidence-based effective talking therapy for people affected by trauma, anxiety and a broadening range of psychological problems. All accredited EMDR practitioners in the UK and Ireland will be registered on this web-site. You can also find out more about what EMDR involves and what a person could expect when attending EMDR sessions.

International Critical Incident Stress Foundation

The ICISF are at the forefront of ensuring that critical incident support around the world is informed by the best available evidence, training and development. All our CISM work at Seaways Psychology Services is underpinned and conducted in accordance with the principles, structures and standards of the ICISF.


Here is a non-comprehensive list of organisations supporting seafarers, their welfare and their families.

The Mission To Seafarers

The International Seafarers’ Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN)

The International Seafarers’ Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN) have produced a superb set of resources to help seafarers maximise their psychological health.

Apostleship of The Sea

Liverpool Seafarers’ Centre

A special mention must go to the Liverpool Seafarers’ Centre, Seaways Psychology Services’ local centre. Seafarers arriving in the Port of Liverpool from around the world can be assured of a warm, practical and compassionate welcome from the team here in Seaforth, with CEO John Wilson at the helm.