Counselling and other Talking Treatments

Talking therapy is becoming more widely available on the NHS and will continue to do so over the next few years.

The Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) programme began in 2006 and provides easy access to talking treatment on the NHS to everyone who needs it. The Crookes Practice provides counselling services and support via the IAPT team.

The IAPT teams aim is to provide psychological treatments, sometimes called talking treatments, to help people who are stressed, whether that is feeling low in mood (depressed) or very nervous (anxiety).

The treatments offered are in line with the NICE guidelines for anxiety and depression.


At the Crookes Practice we have three types of workers:

  • Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapists
  • Counsellors

If you want to try a talking therapy, ask one of our GP’s, who will refer you to one of the counsellors based at our practice.


Alternatively if you want to find more information please click here to go to the Sheffield IAPT web site where you will find further information on the service and selfhelp information.

For other useful links Click here

IAPT information: http://www.sheffieldiapt.shsc.nhs.uk/

NHS Choices Stress Advice: http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/Pages/understanding-stress.aspx