Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and other psychotherapies are available on the NHS and in most cases you can refer yourself.
NHS psychological therapy is free to access however, there can be lengthy waiting times for treatment (typically at least 12 months), and treatment options (e.g. length of treatment) and delivery (e.g. face-to-face, telephone or video-call) can be limited. Access to services can be complicated by bureaucracy and you may see many different staff in different NHS settings.
Private psychotherapy is typically much quicker to access than NHS psychotherapy and more flexible, for instance if more sessions are needed these can be arranged and face-to-face work is prioritised. You will receive continuity of care with the same therapist throughout your straightforward treatment pathway and this will be in private, comfortable clinics.
Click on your area below for district-specific NHS IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) service providers or book a free 20-minute consultation with Synergy Psychotherapy.
Bradford, Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven
MyWellbeing IAPT Service, 0300 555 5551
An NHS IAPT service delivered in partnership between Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust, Relate Bradford, Relate Pennine, Bradford Counselling, Aire Valley Counselling, the Cellar Project, Inspired Neighbourhoods, MESMAC, Project 6, Mind Bradford and Together Women.
Accessible to people aged 16+, registered with a GP in Bradford, Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven via self-referral by telephone or online.
Leeds Mental Wellbeing Service, 0113 843 4388
An NHS service delivered in partnership between Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust, Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, Leeds GP Confederation, Northpoint Wellbeing, Community Links, Touchstone, Women’s Counselling and Therapy Service, Homestart Leeds, Ieso Digital Health, SilverCloud Health and SignHealth.
Accessible to people over the age of 17 registered with a GP in Leeds via online self-referral. Referrals also accepted by GPs and some other healthcare professionals.
York and Selby
York and Selby IAPT, 01904 556840
An NHS service delivered by Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust.
Accessible to people over the age of 16 registered with a GP in the Vale of York, via self-referral by telephone or online. Referrals also accepted by GPs and some other healthcare professionals.
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