NHS Talking Therapies in Hull and East Riding

Do you often feel low, anxious or overwhelmed? Focus offers NHS talking therapies, for anxiety and depression, to people living in the Hull and East Riding areas. Therapy is offered in a range of locations, including our own dedicated therapy centres in Hull City Centre and Beverley. We also offer our full range of talking therapies by phone or online. We offer a wide variety of therapies with experienced, registered therapists trained to the highest standards.

For Hull Residents

You can self-refer through the Let’s Talk – Hull Talking Therapies 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 refer yourself by telephone on 01482 247111.

For East Riding Residents

Focus also offers NHS talking therapies to East Riding residents, as part of the NHS East Riding Talking Therapies service (formerly the Emotional Wellbeing Service) provided by Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust. If you live in the East Riding, you can refer yourself into the service by calling 01482 335451 or you can self-refer online here.

Focus offers the following approved NHS talking therapies:

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.

Click here to learn more about High Intensity Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

CfD is a time-limited approach for depression, combining the well-known person-centred approach with emotion focused therapy. CfD aims to help you get in touch with the emotions underlying your depression, to express these, make sense of them and develop new ways of looking at yourself and the world around you.

Click here to learn more about Counselling for Depression.

CCfD is aimed at couples where one, or both people are experiencing low mood that indicates depression. CCfD aims to explore how depression affects both people in the relationship, how couples can change the way they communicate with and behave towards each other so that both people in the relationship can cope better with the depression and offer each other more support.

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.

Focus Client
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.
Focus Client
Very friendly, professional people who will listen, empathise and guide you in the right direction. You can’t go wrong.
Focus Client

Get in Touch

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.

01482 891564