Self-refer to Talking Therapies

If you have a common mental health issue such as stress, anxiety or low mood, you can refer yourself to a number of Primary Care Psychological Therapies (PCPT) services based in various clinics and settings across Derbyshire County and City. There is no need to see the GP for a referral to these services, you can contact them directly yourself. Some of the services have counsellors based within Staffa Health sites.

Primary Care Psychological Therapies services include care for common mental health disorders such as:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Phobias
  • Panic

The Primary Care Psychological Therapies services do not cover treatment for people with more severe and complicated mental health difficulties and is only for adults over the age of 18. When you contact the service they will assess your mental health and wellbeing needs and discuss the most appropriate options with you.

The service will:

  • Assess monitor and treat patients with common mental health problems who meet the criteria for the service.
  • Offer a range talking therapies and approaches that meet recommended best practice guidance
  • Provide information and advice on how to manage difficulties
  • Offer advice and information on other sources of help in your local area and advice that will enable you to help yourself manage some of your problems.

How to contact talking therapies services

You can refer yourself to any of the providers detailed in this leaflet: PCPT Talking Therapies Leaflet January 2018.

The service will be able to tell you about waiting times, clinic locations and their times/date and you can make a choice based on this information.

Providers will continually be updating their information so the advice is to either ring them to find out more about them and where they are offering services or visit their website.