As we age, changes in our life can affect our mental well-being

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As we age, changes in our life can affect our mental well-being

In the UK, 50% of adults aged 55 and over say they have experienced common mental health issues

Getting older can lead to a mix of emotions. A lack of purpose can leave some feeling isolated and lonely, particularly when spending more time at home. Our mental health can be adversely affected by these factors, resulting in feelings of worry, anxiety, and depression. Typed cognitive behavioural therapy can help you develop practical skills to use in day-to-day life that help with low mood, anxiety, and even depression. Its confidential and available free through the NHS.

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.

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

The main thing I loved about it is that you type, so you don’t have to speak to anyone when talking about emotional experiences. There are also no awkward silences- just typing and thinking. The support I received was really great, a really great therapist who helped me overcome my issues. I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for cbt.


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

This has really helped me understand myself and why I feel like I do. The lady I was speaking to was really kind and understanding.


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.

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.


Was nervous to begin with, but my therapist made me feel at ease throughout my treatment. It was taken at my speed, every step was explained.


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.