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We provide psychological treatments, sometimes called talking therapy, to help people with common mental health problems such as feeling stressed, feeling low in mood (depressed) or very nervous (anxiety).

This free and confidential talking therapy service is available to adults aged 16 or over who are registered with a Liverpool GP.

If you live outside of Liverpool, more information can be found on the NHS Talking Therapies website.

Are you pregnant or have a child up to 24 months?

From January 2024, Talking Therapies Liverpool is offering a six-week perinatal ‘skills for wellbeing’ course at Granby Childrens centre for any parent, mums and dads.

This course supports parents with depression or anxiety, providing cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) techniques. CBT looks at how thoughts, feeling and behaviour affect your current difficulties, which helps you explore and understand the feelings of anxiety and depression and find new approaches to them.

It’s at Granby children’s centre and you can refer yourself using this link.

The therapist will help you develop skills to help with your problems, we look forward to welcoming you and you’re welcome to bring your babies.

We also offer psychological help and support and help with a range of difficulties including:

Low mood          Panic attacks                Bad memories after traumatic events

Phobias              Sleep problems            Lack of confidence in social situations

Anxiety               Depression                   Health anxiety

Stress                 Worry                             Repeated washing or checking worry

Everyone has different needs, we will work with you to plan an approach that’s right for you. Guided self-help allows you to try out ways of improving your mood, building confidence and reducing stress.

  • You will have regular meetings with a psychological wellbeing practitioner who will help you  set step by step goals to improve your wellbeing and mood. This often involves working through self-help booklets together but we also offer help on line and through workshops and courses
  • Psychological therapy involves working more intensively with a therapist: these sessions are usually longer and more frequent, maybe weekly
  • We offer a range of therapies including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, which looks at how thoughts, feelings and behaviour affect your current difficulties, and counselling, which helps you to explore and understand the feelings underlying depression and to find new approaches to them. 

Whatever help you receive your therapist will help you to develop effective, practical skills to help with your problems.

You can self refer to Talk Liverpool directly by:

You can also be referred to the service by any of the following:

  • Your GP
  • Any health or social care professional
  • Any voluntary or third sector organisation
  • Job Centre Plus.

Attend Anywhere is a private and secure video call service for patients with pre-arranged appointments only. You can find out more on our website.

Unfortunately, we are unable to offer instant or emergency appointments. If you are in need of urgent help, please visit our help in a crisis page for support.

To attend a prearranged appointment with Talking Therapies Liverpool, click this link at your given appointment time.

The Liverpool Light service is a preventative out-of-hours mental health crisis service, open from 6pm to 1am, seven days a week and based in the city centre at 181-185 London Road. It has been set up to provide a safe place for people who are experiencing or at risk of a mental health crisis.

This space offers a safe and secure environment for individuals to de-escalate, recuperate and begin their recovery. They provide a specialised referral service outside of GP and day service hours and offer an alternative to the A&E department at the nearby Royal Liverpool University Hospital.

The Light will provide a warm and supportive environment run by trained mental health support staff, intervention will be provided on an individual basis. Hot drinks and snacks will also be available free of charge.