Talking Mental Health Derbyshire

Talking therapy is a way to explore your difficulties with a trained professional, sorting through your problems to get some relief from tension, have a safe place to explore how you are feeling, gain a new understanding of your problems and plan what you want to do to overcome them.

There is a large body of evidence to support its effectiveness for a range of mental health problems.

How does it work?
The first step will be to have an assessment. This may take place over the telephone or face to face.

The aim of the assessment is to get an idea of your current problems, how they affect you in your day-to-day life, explore what changes you want to make and to make a joint decision on the best type of treatment for you.

If this is not with our service, you will be given information on the best place for you to go for help, or we may make a referral to appropriate service. If you do go on to have sessions with us, you will meet with your therapist on a regular basis (this may be by phone, over the internet or face-to-face) which you will set up together.

This would usually be weekly to start with. Sessions may last up to an hour, depending on the type of therapy you have, or up to three hours for group therapy.

The sessions will give you a place to explore what is important to you, to get things off your chest, develop a different perspective on your problems, and makes plans for moving forward.

If you are unable to complete our online referral form for any reason, you can call us on 0300 123 0542 between the hours of 9:00am and 4:45pm. Our phone lines can be busy however if you do not get through, voicemails can be left during our office hours. Please leave your name, contact number and the reason you are calling and a member of our admin team will contact you back to assist you.


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