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Self-help

If your mental health difficulties have very recently started, are mild (in the sense that the impact they have on your everyday living is minimal) and you haven’t had a history of mental health difficulties, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)-based self-help resources may be useful as an alternative to therapy. It would be advisable to speak to your GP or a mental health professional in the first instance to seek their opinion on the appropriateness of self-help as a method to address your difficulties.  If you attend a Synergy Psychotherapy assessment and self-help seems appropriate in lieu of psychotherapy, then relevant resources will be suggested.

 

Below are some online CBT-based self-help resources and some self-help books which you can work through independently, at your own pace. These resources are intended to be worked through actively rather than just read, in order for change to occur.