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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:

  • Talking Therapies: Groups and one to one support for clients experiencing stress, low mood, anxiety and/or depression and are registered with a Hackney GP. You will receive an initial 20 minute screening. If eligible, we will discuss offering you group or one to one work.  The Psychological Therapies service is open Monday to Friday.  In addition to the general service we have a black mental health service (IRIE Mind), and an LGBTQ+ mental health service (Rainbow Mind). For all Psychological Therapies referrals 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.

Diversity and Inclusion

We are a diverse team of therapists from different backgrounds, religions, ethnicities, sexualities and genders. We also speak a few different languages in addition to English. This is something we are proud of and that strengthens the support we offer. It is important to be representative of the vibrant demographic we serve. As part of your assessment you will be asked for any preferences you may have for a therapist. This question is asked to match you with the most appropriate support. We cannot guarantee you will be matched with someone who meets your preference. The more open you are to working with therapists from various backgrounds the shorter your wait time will be. Our therapists are comfortable to explore aspects of difference and identity with you in sessions. We will not however tolerate any form of prejudice or discrimination towards our staff.

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.