ieso typed therapy is not available in

West Sussex

ieso typed therapy is not available in your area

Typed therapy with ieso is currently unavailable in your area. Existing ieso patients can still access the ieso therapy platform here.

If you would like to find out about other mental health support options available in your area, please visit NHS Talking Therapies. Alternatively, please contact our patient services team directly by calling freephone 0800 074 5560, we will be happy to sign-post you to other support services. The team are available Monday – Friday, 9am – 5:30pm.

Experiencing anxiety, depression or low mood?

Supporting people in

West Sussex

West Sussex

Our qualified therapists have been helping people with their mental health through confidential, one-to-one, typed conversations for over a decade.

Our patients tell us typed therapy makes it easier to open up and reflect on their thoughts and behaviours than if they were sat in front of a therapist.

Whenever you’re ready to start your typed therapy, we’re ready to help.

ieso is free and available to many NHS patients across the UK. It only takes a minute or two to check if typed cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is available to you.

Our qualified therapists have been helping people with their mental health through confidential, one-to-one, typed conversations for over a decade.

Our patients tell us typed therapy makes it easier to open up and reflect on their thoughts and behaviours than if they were sat in front of a therapist.

Whenever you’re ready to start your typed therapy, we’re ready to help.

Why typed therapy?

Typed therapy takes place online, so you won’t need to miss work or travel anywhere. Choose a time convenient for you to type with your therapist. Before each session, your therapist will check in with how you are, so we can tailor your treatment to be as effective as possible.

Between sessions, we’ll ask you to keep a journal and do thinking exercises to help develop positive, long-term habits. Research shows a little work leads to better recovery and can help keep you feeling well after your therapy sessions have ended.

A typed conversation shown on a mobile screen between a patient and clinician.

How it works

Our patients tell us typed therapy makes it easier to open up and reflect on their thoughts and behaviours than if they were sat in front of a therapist. The additional benefits of typed therapy include:

Flexible - appointments are available seven days a week, 6am – 11pm
Confidential - no video calling, just typing
No travel required - accessible from anywhere - all you need is a device that connects to the internet
Life friendly – access therapy in your own time. We fit sessions around your commitments
Guidance beyond therapy - learn practical CBT skills to use in day-to-day life

This is typed therapy...

What people say

We’ve helped thousands of people feel better.
Here are their stories of recovery and growth.

My therapist was extremely professional and understanding and taught me excellent techniques to use. Sessions were online, and it was easy to message my therapist in between appointments.

Melanie

My therapist at ieso has helped me hugely to combat my anxiety issues and plan my career moving forwards to obtain a better work-life balance. I was falling into bad cycles of negativity and without her help, I think I would still be there. Now following the CBT therapy, I feel I am more able to understand what I am feeling when anxiety strikes, and I have strategies to deal with it.

Billy

The text-based service is perfect for what I needed, I could fit it around other commitments easily. My therapist was great, and I genuinely feel so much better than when I started!

Terrie

I initially was a bit sceptical about the therapy as I did not think communicating by messages via the platform would suit me, but in fact it did as it gave me more time to think, and more anonymity to say how I really felt without the fear of being judged.

Manuel

Was great to talk to someone once a week who listened and actioned your worries and anxieties with tasks for the week and how to overcome them. I am in a much better place and have been given the resources and information to carry on by myself.

Alfie

I was initially unsure about online therapy and how it would work, but the rapport with my online therapist was soon built. I can honestly say that from the work I undertook at the beginning of my sessions, my progress, even over a short number of weeks, was really noticeable.

Amelia

Comparing options for improving your mental health

Here's how typed therapy with ieso compares with other forms of mental health support.

Weekly 30-60 minute 1-to-1 sessions
Personalised
Confidential
Practical
Fast acting
Flexible appointments
Time-saving
No long waiting lists
Guidance even after therapy has ended
Face-to-face CBT
Self help

Begin your therapy in four steps

1. Refer and register

Self-referral is available in your area. Self-referring allows you to access online therapy quickly and easily without the need to visit your GP. Once you have self-referred and created your account, complete your questionnaires. We will then find the best therapist for your needs.

Referring allows you to access online therapy quickly and easily without the need to visit your GP. Once you have referred and activated your account, complete your questionnaires. We will then find the best therapist for your needs.

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2. Start therapy

Chat with your therapist. They’ll create a treatment programme designed just for you and will help you set goals, break down problems and change unhelpful thoughts and behaviour patterns.

Typed therapy

3. Practise

Between sessions you’ll use the new skills your therapist has taught you in real life. Your therapist will track your progress using questionnaires before each session and target the most persistent and troubling areas.

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4. See results

Your therapist will help you monitor change and target the most persistent and upsetting areas.

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People often ask us...

It’s natural to have an interest in your treatment. People often want to know what we do, how it works and whether it will work for them. Here’s our take on some of the questions we often come across.

How long before I feel better?

ieso doesn’t provide a pre-set number of sessions. We offer you the right number of sessions needed for your treatment. Practicing the CBT techniques you will learn between therapy sessions will help you feel the benefit more quickly. But, as a rough guide, we can typically address mental health issues like anxiety and depression in 4-12 sessions.

What is the platform like? Is it hard to use?

The platform is simple to navigate, so even if you don’t consider yourself an expert in technology, if you can surf the internet you’ll be okay. Our therapy is accessible via computer, tablet or smartphone. When you first log into the ieso platform there are helpful guides which you may wish to read before you start your therapy sessions, including “Online therapy guidelines”. Our Patient Services team are available to help if you have any issues with the platform, Monday-Friday, 9am-5:30pm.

How does access through the NHS work?

In many areas of the UK our service is free for NHS patients. 

You can quickly check here if our therapy is available in your area.
  
If it is, then you simply have to visit your GP to ask them to refer you to us, or – in some areas, such as Surrey, Doncaster, Rotherham or West Kent – you’ll be able to save time and refer yourself directly.

How will I receive messages from my therapist?

As we’re an online therapy service, the communication you have with your therapist is through written messages on our therapy website. 

They’ll send you a message through the therapy website to set up the first appointment rather than calling you. Don’t worry, whenever your therapist messages you or sets up an appointment, you’ll receive a notification email. 

Using the email, login to the platform to view the message or appointment. And, if you’re not receiving notifications, check your spam folder.

When can I schedule my appointment?

You can schedule an appointment around your availability, including early in the morning, during the evening and at the weekend.

Meet the therapists

ieso therapists are committed to a lifetime of learning about the techniques, tools and treatments that help people recover. We’re united by a passion for continually getting better, so we can help people get better.

95% would recommend ieso to friends and family

Our service is free for NHS patients in

West Sussex

If you would like to find out about other mental health support options available in your area, visit the NHS website.

If you would like to find out about other mental health support options available in your area, visit the NHS website.

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