Feeling under pressure to have the ‘perfect Christmas’?

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Feeling under pressure to have the ‘perfect Christmas’?

74% of people in the UK said that stress made them feel overwhelmed or unable to cope

Feeling stressed from time to time is normal but this can be heightened during Christmas. Worrying about money, having enough time to do everything, keeping the kids occupied, feeling pressured to be in a party mood, and being surrounded by family for extended periods may cause us to feel stressed and anxious, affecting our mental health.

However, just because stress is common doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t try to manage it. If feelings of stress aren’t dealt with, they can pile up and take a toll on our physical and mental health.

Don’t put off getting support if you are feeling stressed, overwhelmed or on the edge.

Typed cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) can provide effective strategies for managing your feelings and improving your emotional wellbeing.

Why typed therapy?

Typed therapy takes place online, so you can type with a therapist from the comfort of your sofa and won’t need to 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.

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...

Easy to book and the Therapist that I was assigned was amazing and genuinely felt they cared about my wellbeing. Couldn't recommend more


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-refered and created your account, complete your questionnaires. We will then find the best therapist for your needs.


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 issues 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.


4. See results

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

See results, plotting progress

Felt lighter after my first appointment and there wasn’t the pressure of having to speak to someone or see someone, I was able to take my time and type what I wanted to say which I found helped me express myself more easily.


Start the process

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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What people say

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

Brilliant advice and support when I needed it most. I would highly recommend this service, If you are willing to put in effort yourself to practice what you learn using cbt techniques - you will be rewarded with a better understanding of how your thoughts impact your behaviours and emotions.


I was listened to, supported and guided by a professional, empathic and non judgemental therapist. I was not rushed or pushed into doing things I was not ready for e.g activities. I slowly managed to gain some self confidence and self worth which I am still working on. I am now able to slowly move forward after the trauma that took me to utilise this service.