What Is Guided-Self-Help?

Guided self-help relates to self-help that is supported by one of our Psychological  Wellbeing Practitioners (PWP's).

It is a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy based approach which aims to help people with mild to moderate mental health difficulties such as low mood, anxiety and stress.  Its also a problem solving approach and helps people to change the way they think, feel and behave

We can deliver sessions over the telephone or face to face, either in your GP practice (subject to availability) or one of our own venues.

Sessions usually last around 30 minutes and are generally offered either weekly or fortnightly.

Guided self-help is generally a short term intervention

Useful tools that are endorsed by ourselves can be found at;

Centre for Clinical Interventions 

Get Self-Help

Living Life To The Full 

Moodjuice Self Help 

NHS Moodzone.

How Can This Help Me?

You can work through a lot of the resources guided by your therapist in sessions, however some can be filled in online and are also good for relapse prevention or introductory to self-help materials. Some benefits of self-helps are;

  • Sessions can take place in your own home
  • Sessions can be done over the telephone
  • You can do it in your own time
  • It can be useful if you are waiting for therapy to start.