“When referred I had hoped for 1-1 but was offered a group. I really had to step out of my comfort zone to attend the first meeting but on reflection did not look back. Group work offered me a perspective I hadn’t considered. I would recommend this to anyone.”
Mind in Bexley provides access to a wide range of talking therapy treatments for adults with common mental health problems. The Improving Access to Psychological treatments (IAPT), our talking therapies service, is funded by the NHS and delivered in our Mind in Bexley office, children community centres and in GP surgeries.
How can we help?
We can offer support to those struggling with low mood, frustration, depression, anxiety, sleeping difficulties that have an impact on your daily life e.g. work, relationships, family life or caring role.
The talking therapies we offer include:
In the process the distressing memories seem to lose their intensity, so that the memories are less distressing and seem more like ‘ordinary’ memories.
They will work with you using workbooks, recommended reading, phone apps and/or computer programmes to help you master CBT techniques. If you have difficulty with reading and/or English is your second language, they are able to adapt materials to suit your needs. They are able to be flexible in spacing out sessions to fit in with your availability, and you are able to do much of the work at home in your own time.
Our guided self help is usually up to 4-5 sessions.
Our CBT Psychotherapists will also ask you to practise your new CBT skills outside the sessions, at home and at work, helping you to recover from your depression and anxiety.
The number of sessions varies from problem to problem, but follows NICE guidelines
Our counselling is usually up to 6-8 sessions.
Our service offers a wide range of therapeutic support including counselling, cognitive behavioural therapy, group therapy and Guided self-help. Your initial assessment will assist with identifying the appropriate treatment for you.
If you are 18+, registered with a Bexley GP and struggling with mild-moderate anxiety or depression we are here to support you
What will happen when I refer to Mind in Bexley?
All referrals are processed Monday-Friday 9.00am–5.00pm
After we have reviewed the information on your referral, one of our administrators will contact you to arrange an initial assessment this will be a telephone or face-to-face appointment lasting approximately 30 minutes. You will be invited to tell us more about your current problem and help us to identify the most appropriate support option for your needs.
We will do our best to ensure we offer you an appointment that suits your circumstances and supports your individual preferences, including considering accessible locations and any translator requirements.
Please complete the GP Referral Form and email to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any questions about a patient you have referred to us, including questions about suitability for treatment, the types of treatment we offer, and/or waiting times, then do please contact us by telephone and we will be happy to answer your questions.