Central Cheshire Talking Therapies service provides a range of services for people aged 16 and over, who have common mental health problems, who are registered with GP surgeries within the Central and South Cheshire area. 

In our team we have Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners (PWP’s), Cognitive Behavioural Therapists (CBT Therapists), Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing Therapists (EMDR Therapists), Counsellors, Employment Support Advisors and Administrators.

Taking the first step to improve anxiety and depression might feel like a giant leap and that's why we have made accessing our service simple and straightforward.

Please click the button below to self-refer via our online chat or see the ‘How to access Talking Therapies’ section below.


Taking the first step to improve anxiety and depression might feel like a giant leap and that's why we have made accessing our service simple and straightforward. 

Here is how you can get started:

Make a self-referral 

You can self-refer through our easy and secure online chat by clicking on the pink balloon on the bottom-right of your screen, or by clicking the self-refer button above. Our online chatbot will ask questions about you, and how you are feeling so we can give you the most relevant and suitable treatment.

If you have any concerns or need help navigating the online chat our administration team are available on 0300 303 0639 between the hours of 9am and 5pm Mon to Fri, excluding Bank holidays. 

GP/health professional referral

Talking Therapies accepts referrals from GPs or other healthcare professionals (e.g. health visitors or community nurses). Your GP may recommend our service to you and they can refer you directly. 


0061_cwp.JPGInitially you will be offered a telephone appointment, giving you the opportunity to explain the difficulties you are currently experiencing and want help with. As part of this you will be asked to complete some questionnaires about how you are currently feeling, which will enable us to identify what help will be most beneficial for you at this time. Completing these questionnaires will also help you and your therapist to see your progress and tailor your treatment. 

It is important to understand that psychological interventions can be hard work, both during and in between contacts. It is important to realise that it is not a quick fix; it could take time and commitment to benefit from therapy. 

It is important that you are able to make a commitment to regular contacts; whether they are over the telephone, group or face to face sessions, to get the best from psychological help. 

0093_cwp.JPGUsing a stepped-care approach, the team provides screening assessments and psychological interventions to people with common mental health problems.

We provide a range of evidence based psychological interventions, where all our therapies follow guidance from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).

There are a variety of ways in which we can offer you help depending on your needs, these include: computerised packages, group interventions, telephone contacts or individual sessions. 

stock images for docs (99).pngThe service can provide psychological therapies (also known as talking therapies) for the following difficulties:

  • Depression and low mood
  • Panic Disorder
  • Generalised Anxiety Disorder
  • Health anxiety and medically unexplained symptoms
  • Social phobia
  • Specific phobia
  • Trauma (including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Bereavement and loss
  • Insomnia
  • Anxiety/ depression in people with long term conditions
  • Post-natal anxiety/depression 


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