Let’s Talk – Free NHS Talking Therapies in Hull
Do you often feel low, anxious or overwhelmed? Focus offers FREE NHS talking therapies to people living in the Hull area, as part of the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) programme. Therapy is offered in a range of locations across the City. We have four of our own dedicated therapy centres in Hull City Centre, East Hull and Beverley and we also work from the University of Hull, the K2 Tower on Bond Street and Centre 88 in West Hull. We offer a wide variety of therapies with experienced, registered therapists trained to the highest standards. You can self-refer through the Let’s Talk website by clicking here. Towards the end of the referral form you can ask to be seen by Focus at our location most convenient for you. Alternatively, you can telephone Let’s Talk on 01482 247111.
Alongside our wide range of talking therapies, Focus also offers a range of government approved therapies for depression and anxiety, including:
Guided Self-help is a structured set of sessions that can be tailored towards your specific circumstances. You will be introduced to tools and techniques that can help you overcome your difficulties and to stay well in the future. Sessions can help you with mild to moderate low mood, anxiety and worry, panic and sleep difficulties.
Click here to learn more about Guided-Self help.
CBT is a structured therapy that explores patterns of thinking and how these influence your feelings and behaviour, leading to low mood or anxiety. CBT aims to help you change these unhelpful patterns of thinking in order to overcome your anxiety or depression. CBT has been widely researched and proven to treat a variety of conditions, including anxiety, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), panic attacks, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and chronic fatigue.
IPT is a structured treatment for moderate to severe depression. It aims to help reduce the symptoms of depression by focussing on and addressing relationship difficulties. These can include: disputes or disagreements in relationships that trigger symptoms of depression; life changes that impact your mood, such as becoming a parent or losing a job; major loss or bereavement that may cause you to feel stuck in depression; difficulty starting or maintaining satisfying relationships.
Many people have experienced a traumatic event in their lives that is impacting on their current mood. Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) is therapy specifically aimed at treating post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). EMDR focuses on trying to reduce the emotional distress caused by the traumatic event by working to change the way the brain processes information, so that you no longer relive the images, sounds and feelings when the event is brought to mind.
I feel I have made a good deal of progress with Focus Counselling and continue to use strategies I have learned in my day-to-day life.
I’m so pleased I came to Focus, it has helped me so much. I feel I can cope now. My counsellor has been brilliant and so easy to talk to.
Very friendly, professional people who will listen, empathise and guide you in the right direction. You can’t go wrong.
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If you have any queries about Focus Counselling Services or would like to find out more about the services we offer, please do get in touch.