Talking Therapies

Free services for south east Londoners to help coach you to better mental wellbeing.

How do I access Talking Therapies?

Choose your borough from the selection below and simply fill out the self-referral form to start your journey to better mental wellbeing.

Your personal situation and needs will be reviewed to make sure we get you the best help for your circumstances.

Which borough is your GP based in?

How can Talking Therapies help?

Free services for south east Londoners designed to coach you to better mental wellbeing

If you’ve been having a tough time and faced any of the following issues, we recommend filling out a quick self-referral form.

Talking Therapies are free services for south east Londoners designed to coach you to better mental wellbeing. Qualified healthcare professionals are here to help if you’ve been struggling with:

We know that things are really tough right now. Stress, anxiety and uncertainty all add to the pressure and this can impact our mental wellbeing.

It’s important to remember that you are not on your own. Fill out our quick form for self-referral to Talking Therapies services and to get support for your mental wellbeing.

If you are experiencing a mental health crisis and are at breaking point, you can get emergency help now

What can I expect from Talking Therapies?

Talking Therapies are free services for south east Londoners designed to coach you to better mental wellbeing.  

You can refer yourself to the service and do not need a referral from your GP.

The first step is to fill out our self-referral form. Then, a qualified healthcare professional will call you so that we can understand what support and resources will be most helpful for you.

What happens next?


  • Your form will be reviewed by our qualified healthcare professionals, and you’ll receive a quick telephone call to confirm what kinds of support would be most helpful for your personal situation.
  • Together, we’ll make a decision about what you need and how we can best help you.
  • At this stage it might be appropriate to refer you to a different service, depending on your needs.


  • You could be assigned a trained wellbeing practitioner, who will be there to support, advise, and guide you, or you might be given some self-guided resources designed to support you, such as:
    – Self-help books
    – Online programmes and workbooks
    – Telephone consultations
    – Group discussions
  • You might also be referred to group therapy which is delivered online to improve your mental wellbeing.
  • For many people, STEP TWO offers the help they need to feel confident and comfortable to self-manage their mental health and wellbeing. However, if you and your practitioner agree that you need further help and support, you will move on to STEP THREE in the Talking Therapies programme.


  • If you and your therapist feel that the support and resources offered in STEP TWO haven’t provided enough help for you to manage and improve your mental health and wellbeing, you might be referred into STEP THREE, where you will be assigned a trained psychologist or CBT therapist who can further support you with specialist interventions.