Ben Deacon, Staff, TT 5

NHS Talking Therapies in Surrey

Our Talking Therapies services help more than 200 people every day

Free, confidential counselling and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) in Surrey. All our therapists are registered with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies.

  • 1:1 support
  • Counselling
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • CBT-based guided self-help
  • Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)
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Sian Sinnott, Staff, TT 2

Register today

If you want to register for our service you can do it online now. You don't need to be referred by a GP, you just need to be:

  1. aged 17 or over

  2. registered with a GP in Surrey

Complete the online registration form below and we will book your appointment with one of our therapists.

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How we can help

We provide Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).

CBT is a psychological treatment that aims to help people understand why the problems they are experiencing began, and why they continue. 

It's a type of talking therapy which focuses on how thoughts, beliefs and attitudes affect feelings and behaviour. 

It teaches coping skills for dealing with different problems. 

We provide counselling.

Counselling is a type of talking therapy that provides a safe and confidential space for you to talk about the things you are struggling with. Your therapist will be trained to help you explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviours so that you can improve your understanding of yourself and others around you. 

Counselling is about helping you to find your own solutions so that you can make changes in your life and find better ways to cope with your problems. 

EMDR is a type of talking therapy that helps the brain reprocess memories of traumatic events so that the negative effects have less impact.

EMDR has been found to be effective when treating people who experience intrusive thoughts, memories, nightmares or flashbacks from traumatic events. It is particularly useful in treating Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD. 

You can access CBT-based guided self-help straight away through an online digital programme called Silvercloud.

Silvercloud is designed to help you to understand your problems and make positive changes in your life. It is a useful tool to use in preparation for starting other types of therapy. 

You can use Silvercloud whilst you are waiting to start treatment with a therapist, or as an option on its own. 

If you’re registered with our talking therapies service you may be able to get support with employment, through our partners at Richmond Fellowship. 

If you're someone who struggles to work, or is concerned about losing a job as a result of your mental health, ask your Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner about employment support. This service is also known as Individual Placement Support or IPS.

See: Richmond Fellowship's employment services

This was extremely beneficial for me as I learnt a lot about how to handle my anxiety. WithYou Talking Therapies client

Frequently asked questions

Talking Therapy is the collective name for psychological treatments which are used to treat common mental health problems, such as depression and anxiety. 

It includes treatments such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), counselling, and guided self-help. 

If you feel like you are worrying all the time, if you have panic attacks, obsessive thoughts or behaviours, or if you often feel hopeless and low, then talking therapies might be the right type of intervention to help you. 

When we receive your form we’ll contact you to arrange an initial assessment appointment. 

At the appointment we’ll review your circumstances to get a better understanding of the things you’re struggling with and the type of therapy that will be right for you. 

We’ll then agree a treatment plan with you, which will outline the type of therapy you’ll receive and how this will be delivered. 

Therapy is delivered through one-to-one work, and we also have group therapy options available.

There's lots you can do to prepare yourself for therapy and to get support for yourself.