Talking Therapies is a friendly and approachable NHS service that offers treatment and support to people coping with challenges like depression, stress, anxiety or phobias.
Whatever you’re going through, we can help you feel happier and more in-control of how you’re feeling. We can work with you to notice unhelpful patterns in your thinking and behaviour, find practical ways to cope with what you’re experiencing and how to apply them both to your current situation and in future. We’re open to people aged 17 and over who are registered with a GP Practice in Berkshire We have no upper age limit.
You can refer yourself online without having to see your GP. Visit our website for more details.
We support over 22,000 people across Berkshire every year and are part of Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust which is rated Outstanding by the CQC.
How it works:
Once you’re referred into our service, we’ll book a telephone assessment with you to understand more about the difficulties you’re having so we can recommend the right type of therapy. We might ask you to speak to more than one member of our team to make sure we explore every option.We’ll also ask you which areas you’d like to work on and give you a chance to ask us any questions..
We have a team of advisors and therapists who can help you overcome and manage your difficulties through different types of support depending on what works for you.
This can range from instant access to engaging online courses that you can complete at your own pace, with the assurance of regular reviews from a therapist, to , video courses, group workshops (currently paused during Covid), and individual therapy and counselling.
We treat a range of mental health conditions including:
Depression, including postnatal depression
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)Panic
We can also help you with the emotional impact of long-term physical health conditions such as:
Service access criteria:
Aged 17+ living in Berkshire; professional referrals only
Connecting with others
Day to day helping hand
Helping with money
Information and advice
Transport and getting around
Support with housing
Support with employment
Support for carers
Managing a long-term health condition
Basic necessities (food/clothes)
Arts and creativity
Connecting with nature
Additional needs catered for:
Vision impairment friendly
Hearing impairment friendly
Learning difficulty friendly
Physical disability friendly
Takes place in the client’s home
Non English speaking friendly
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