The practice currently has 3 counsellors who each hold weekly clinics. If you feel you need to speak to a counsellor about any problems you may be having you can self refer to the IAPT ( Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) by calling 01709 302630 and they will arrange for an appointment to be made for you.
You can find out more about the services they offer at their website www.talkingsense.org which covers:
- Self help
- What to do in an emergency
- Access to our e-clinics
- Information about the therapies on offer
Primary Care Mental Health Practitioners
Also part of the Primary Care Mental Health Team are specialist nurses, who can offer short term therapeutic interventions for people with a range of moderate mental health difficulties. They provide individual treatment sessions aimed at helping people understand their difficulties and learn techniques to manage them effectively.
Substance Misuse Clinic
Held on Tuesdays in conjunction with a specialist drugs worker or nurse, by appointment only. The service is available to anyone aged 21 or over with with substance misuse problems. Appointments for initial assessment with the Specialist Nurse can be made in the normal way at reception. If you wish to discuss your problem first with a doctor, please make an appointment with Dr Brynes , who is the clinical leads for substance misuse in the practice.
Alcohol Counselling Service
Alcohol Counselling is available to anyone who feels they may have an alcohol problem. We can refer to Clearways who provide an alcohol service support and advise