Milton Keynes Talking Therapies is part of the national Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) programme. This is a free, confidential NHS service providing talking therapies for low mood or depression and anxiety difficulties.

We offer a range of evidence based talking therapies which are delivered by trained NHS professionals.

Our Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners deliver a range of low intensity interventions for people with mild to moderate difficulties or who have recently become anxious or depressed. These guided self-help interventions are delivered online and in workshops as well as on the telephone and face to face.

Our High Intensity Therapists deliver high intensity interventions for people with mild to severe difficulties or long-term anxiety or depression.

Key Staff Roles

Our team includes the following members of staff:

Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners work with people with mild to moderate depression and anxiety and provide low intensity treatments. They will carry out an initial appointment to identify areas you want to change, and then guide you through self-help techniques. They may also provide you with details of other services who can help or refer you to another therapy if needed.

High Intensity Therapists work with people with mild to severe depression and anxiety and can also help with difficulties such as phobias, OCD and PTSD. They will usually use Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) based skills and techniques to change the way you think and behave. CBT can help to work through your problems in a productive and positive way.

As Counselling Psychologists we help people to cope with mental health issues, emotional problems and challenging situations using a range of psychological concepts and psychotherapeutic techniques.

We consider how people relate, how they think and behave, their experiences of the world and how they function in their everyday life. This will include exploring people’s social, economic, cultural, spiritual and physical health experiences. We use psychological and psychotherapeutic theory and research. We work to reduce psychological distress and to promote the well-being of individuals.

Assistant Psychologists complete the initial assessments within the service. Through the assessment process, assistant psychologists consider the services available in the area and the things you want to work on in therapy, to offer you the most appropriate and supportive type of therapy. This might also involve signposting or referring you to other services or organisations. Assistant Psychologists also support with the running of webinars and workshops within the service.

Our administration staff are essential to the smooth running and organisation of the service. They help by providing support to our therapists and the senior team, and they will be the first people you speak to if you call.