Accessing online CBT in Dorset and Southampton

Ieso Digital Health is working in partnership with Steps 2 Wellbeing, the IAPT provider for Dorset Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, to provide online CBT to patients in Dorset and Southampton.

Our service

  • What is cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)?

    Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is a form of psychological therapy that helps you understand and recognise how some of your thoughts can affect your actions and behaviour. This in turn can influence the way you feel. This has been proven to be effective in treating a wide range of emotional and physical health conditions.

    Within online CBT sessions, your therapist will work with you to change these thinking patterns and behaviours, leading to improving your mental wellbeing.

  • How can Ieso help?

    Ieso Digital Health is working to increase access to high quality cognitive behavioural therapy. With Ieso, CBT is delivered in real time over the internet by a fully qualified therapist through written conversation. Online CBT sessions follow the same format as traditional face-to-face therapy but take place in a secure online therapy room, allowing you to attend from anywhere you feel most comfortable. Appointments are usually 60 minutes long and you can access your session from any device that connects to the internet.

    Online CBT can be used to treat a range of common mental health disorders. Some of these include:

    • Anxiety
    • Depression (including perinatal)
    • Fears and phobias
    • Panic attacks
    • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
    • Social anxiety and shyness
  • Am I eligible?

    Ieso Digital Health is providing services in partnership with Steps 2 Wellbeing for patients in Dorset and Southampton. To be eligible for this service you must be:

    • Registered with a GP in Dorset or Southampton
    • Aged 18 or over
    • Offered online CBT by Steps 2 Wellbeing

How can I refer?


Your local IAPT service

Improving access to psychological therapies (IAPT) is the government initiative to increase the number of people receiving appropriate treatment for mental health illnesses across England.

Your local IAPT provider is Steps 2 Wellbeing. If you have decided that you want to have online CBT with Ieso, you will need to refer yourself to Steps 2 Wellbeing and inform them of your decision. They will also be able to help you understand all the different treatment options available in your area.

Click here to visit the Steps 2 Wellbeing website and follow the instructions to refer yourself.

Alternatively, you can call the numbers below and speak to a member of their team who will take your referral and book a telephone appointment with one of their Practitioners.

Or call them on:
Southampton - 02380 272000
Bournemouth and Christchurch – 01202 399506
Poole, Purbeck and East Dorset – 0300 123 1120
West and North Dorset – 01305 367051


Access is simple. You can focus on improving your mental health and not worry about the process.

  • Appointments can be scheduled for any time of day, including evenings and weekends
  • Sessions can be attended from anywhere you have access to the internet, whether this is with a computer, tablet or mobile phone
  • Therapy sessions can be accessed discreetly
  • Talking online can remove the pressure of having a face-to-face conversation, whilst typing can allow you to gather your thoughts before sending them
  • Transcripts from therapy sessions are saved securely in your online therapy account forever, allowing you to look back over sessions and remind yourself of the techniques you’ve learnt

Contact Us

Our Patient Services team will be happy to assist with your questions about Ieso online therapy.

Call: 0800 074 5560 between 09:00 - 17:30 (UK time).

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