Besides returning to work, we're dealing with shorter, darker, wintery days and financial difficulties following the holidays. Nestled in amongst it is ‘Blue Monday’, supposedly the most depressing day of the year, which always falls on the third Monday in January.
January can be a difficult time for many, but for someone with low mood, depression or experiencing seasonal affective disorder (SAD), it can have a greater effect, making symptoms worse.
Typed cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) can provide effective strategies for managing your feelings and improving your emotional wellbeing.
Typed therapy takes place online via a secure platform. As the sessions are typed, you do not have to speak to anyone, and no one will overhear your conversation. You won't need to worry about traveling to appointments, simply find a quiet place, like the comfort of your sofa to begin your session.
Appointments are available from 6 am to 11 pm helping to work around your everyday life.
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.
Easy to book and the Therapist that I was assigned was amazing and genuinely felt they cared about my wellbeing. Couldn't recommend more
We’ve helped thousands of people feel better.
Here are their stories of recovery and growth.
I found the therapy very helpful when I was at a low point in my thoughts. The therapist I had in particular, was very caring, interested and genuinely concerned about my mental and physical welfare. I cannot praise this service enough.
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.
It is easy to do because you can just use a computer from home. Appointments are flexible, even 11pm was ok.