Counselling Services (IAPT)

IAPT stands for Improving Access to Psychological Therapy and is an NHS service designed to offer short-term psychological therapies to people suffering from anxiety, depression and stress. IAPT may also work with people who suffer from panic disorder, simple phobia, OCD or PTSD. The Let’s Talk IAPT is part of the government’s Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) initiative. Treatments can be group or individual, and can be face to face, telephone or online.

IAPT Let's Talk - Barnet Enfield and Haringey Mental Health Trust

What is it? 

Let’s Talk IAPT is a team of trained therapists, counsellors and psychologists offering free and confidential talking therapies to people aged 16 and over. They can help with a range of common mental health problems including low mood and anxiety disorders, by offering Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Guided Self Help, Counselling and/or a range of wellbeing workshops in the community.

How can it help me?

During the therapy sessions you can take the time to talk and understand the difficulties you are going through, identify and change unhelpful behaviours or thoughts, identify your strengths, and set some goals to work towards.

Let's Talk can offer you therapy over the phone, face-to-face or online. They offer assessments and therapy in English as well as some other languages, and interpreters are available on request.

 

The service is available for all Barnet residents from the age of 16 registered with a Barnet GP who are experiencing symptoms of the following conditions:

  • agoraphobia

  • depression

  • generalised anxiety

  • health anxiety

  • low mood

  • obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)

  • post-traumatic stress disorder

  • panic

  • sleeping problems

  • social anxiety

  • specific phobias

  • stress

How do I access the service?

There are a number of ways to access the service, through GPs, nurses and other health and social care professionals, through the Wellbeing Hub or you can refer yourself directly by visiting http://www.lets-talk-iapt.nhs.uk/self-referral/. Please note, if you are referring someone else, they must be aware of and in agreement with the referral. First assessments will be carried out by telephone unless there is a specific request for a face to face appointment.

Through the Hub 

Please fill out the relevant referral form

Once you have completed your form, please return it to info@barnetwellbeing.org.uk 

Contact The Wellbeing Hub 03333 449 088 

 

Direct referral to Let's Talk

There is a referral form available to download on the website, which can be completed and returned to lets-talk-barnet@nhs.net. If you are unable to access the website but would like to refer to the service, please contact 

020 8702 5309 | email lets-talk-barnet@nhs.net | www.lets-talk-iapt.nhs.uk

Mind in Enfield and Barnet

What is it?

Mind in Barnet counselling service is an IAPT compliant service and is offered to adults experiencing common mental health symptoms such as mild to moderate depression and anxiety.

It offers individual 1:1 sessions for an average of 8 weeks. Your first contact will be an assessment and following this your sessions will start within 2-4 weeks.

 

How can it help me?

You may find it helpful to work with a Counsellor to find ways of understanding what you are experiencing. Mind offer psychological support for mild-moderate depression, mild anxiety, low self-esteem, mood changes, and loss. You may be struggling with a specific problem, or you may not have any idea what the problem is, but just have a sense that you are not feeling right. Coming to counselling may help you to gain better awareness and understanding of your current thoughts and feelings.

How do I access the service?

You can self-refer, please contact 020 8343 5703 | counselling@Mindinbarnet.org.uk | www.mindeb.org.uk

New Gateway Citizens (Formerly Barnet Refugee Service)

Provide a Step-2 IAPT compliant programme, using psychoeducational workshops and mental health self-assessments they are able to work directly with refugee and asylum seekers, whose mental health is causing concern to all.

What is it?

These are based on IAPT principles and delivered within community settings by qualified therapists in Farsi, Arabic, and Pashtu. The service is for adults in exile whose first language is not English and who are experiencing common mental health symptoms such as mild to moderate depression and anxiety provided by the Barnet Refugee Services.

 

How can it help me?

The workshops provide a time and space to talk about concerns you may be going through. This space will be confidential and non-judgmental

How do I access the service?

There are a number of ways to access the service, Through the Wellbeing Hub, our navigators will take you through an emotional health check and then connect you to this service and any other service you may  require

Through the Hub 

Please fill out the relevant referral form

Once you have completed your form, please return it to info@barnetwellbeing.org.uk 

Contact The Wellbeing Hub 03333 449 088 

Direct referral to Citizen's Gateway, please fill out their referral form here

Contact New Gateway Citizens: 020 8905 9002 *Ext 211 | email Rabia@ncgateway.org.uk | www.ncgateway.org.uk