(that’s over 8 million people)
If your worry is out-of-proportion, regular and dominates your thoughts, causes you to panic or creates physical discomfort, you could be suffering from an anxiety disorder.
Text-based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is an effective treatment for anxiety, stress, depression and other common mental health issues. Typed therapy (CBT) is proven to be as effective as face-to-face CBT at helping you feel better and live the life you want to lead. You can self-refer to typed therapy. It's confidential and available free through the NHS.
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.
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:
Being able to do therapy through messaging helped me to open up more as I find talking difficult, but typing allowed me to think and process what I wanted to say.
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-refered and created your account, complete your questionnaires. We will then find the best therapist for your needs.
Chat with your therapist. They’ll create a treatment programme designed just for you and will help you set goals, break down issues and change unhelpful thoughts and behaviour patterns.
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.
Your therapist will help you monitor change and target the most persistent and upsetting areas.
We’ve helped thousands of people feel better.
Here are their stories of recovery and growth.
CBT has helped me become much more self aware in many areas of my life, over and above the difficulty that prompted me to apply, so even though sessions have ended I use what I have learned to help me navigate life every single day. Do try this. It may not be for everyone but you may be surprised how much it can help you and even change your life!
I cannot praise ieso highly enough... I have learnt so much and have many tools that I can now use to remind me of all I have learnt. You need to, and are expected to, put in effort to try and help yourself, along with so much help, empathy and kindness from your therapist.
Following instructions, I started exercises and after two or three sessions started to feel the benefit. All I can say is, give it a go, it can't make you feel worse only better.
After 12 sessions with my amazing therapist I left with a variety of tools to help me manage my anxieties going forward. It’s helped me more than I thought and I have a strong well-being plan in place for the future.
I found the format - online text based - very easy to do and clarifying. The structure of the sessions enabled me to better frame my issues, understand my behaviour and find new ways to behave.
I could download the whole therapy session afterwards to re-read it and think about it. I had a good number of sessions and felt at the end that I had made real positive progress!