Talking Matters Warrington

If you are feeling low and down or just anxious you can self refer to speak to an Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) counsellor free under the NHS.

Simply visit and contact the team by telephone or download and complete the self referral form.

This is faster than seeing your GP who would then have to refer you to IAPT.

Patients who are registered with a Warrington GP over the age of 16 years old can access this service

The IAPT team offer the following services:

  • Psychological Treatment Workshops: these sessions are interactive between you and one of our therapists. They are designed to present information about mental health difficulties and some of the things you can do to manage your problems effectively.

  • Guided Self Help: these sessions are designed to help you access good quality information about the problems you are experiencing. You will have regular appointments with one of our therapists who will help you to design your own treatment package.

  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT): this is a time limited talking therapy focused on how you feel right now. It can help you to understand how your thoughts feelings and actions may be linked to your problems and can help to identify the changes which could be made to improve your mood. Computerised Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CCBT): an online programme delivered by a partner organisation, Making Space. You will be assisted by a Support Worker to develop your own treatment plan. You can read more about CBT here.

  • Signposting: We have developed strong links with a range of organisations who provide services we do not offer, such as help with anger and bereavement counselling. 

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