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Talking Therapies

Psychological Therapies and Psychoeducation

What is it?

Talking with a trained professional can help to improve your resilience, relationships, and support you to develop healthy ways of coping with life.

Our Psychological Therapies team facilitate group and one-to-one sessions with adults. Our team is comprised of both trainee therapists (who are completing placements at Mind CHWF) and staff therapists. Our team have various therapeutic approaches and work in a compassionate, person centered way.  Ahead of participating in any form of therapeutic support, you will undergo a screening and/or assessment to determine suitability.

Our free services are time limited. The duration of service is determined following a clinical screening/assessment. Below are the various types of psychological therapy service we offer:


  • IAPT: clients may be eligible if they are experiencing stress, low mood, anxiety and/or depression and are registered with a Hackney GP. Referrals to this service will receive an initial 20 minute screening. If eligible, the clinical team will identify the most appropriate intervention on offer. Interventions include groups, 1:1 support or talking therapy. This service includes a special IRIE Mind IAPT pathway, for clients of African Caribbean Heritage. IAPT services operate from 10:00a.m.-5:00p.m. from Monday-Friday. For all IAPT referrals please click here.


  • The Wellbeing Network: Talking Therapy is one of the many wellbeing offers within the City & Hackney Wellbeing Network. If you are currently a client within the Wellbeing Network and have a Wellbeing Network Coordinator you may be eligible for talking therapy. Please speak to your Network Coordinator for more information. They can schedule you for a Talking Therapy Assessment. Wellbeing Network Counselling and Psychotherapy services operate from 10am until 8pm Monday to Thursday and 10am until 5pm on Fridays. To refer into the wellbeing network please click here.


Our Counselling and Psychotherapy services are accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). As an accredited service by the BACP, the Psychological Therapies team operate within the Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions.

A Note on Confidentiality

All practitioners work within a framework of confidentiality; whilst the relationship with the counsellor is strictly confidential, some aspects of the counsellor’s work will be discussed in supervision, within the context of anonymity.

The only exceptions to this policy are where it is reasonably believed that the health and safety of an individual(s) is at risk and/or where we are legally obliged to disclose material, i.e. in the case of child protection and drug trafficking. Every effort would be made to discuss this with you beforehand.