Talking Therapies Eastern Cheshire

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Talking Therapies Eastern Cheshire can help people who are feeling distressed by difficult events in their lives as well as people with a mental health problem. Talking therapies involve talking to someone who is trained to help you deal with your negative feelings.


To access the service you can refer yourself, or ask your GP to refer you





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Oakfield House
Springwood Way
SK10 2XA

Phone Number:

01625 469 950

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Who are we for?

Talking Therapies Eastern Cheshire is for anyone who lives in Eastern Cheshire (Alderley Edge, Bollington, Chelford, Congleton, Disley, Handforth, Holmes Chapel, Knutsford, Macclesfield, Poynton and Wilmslow), or whose GP surgery is based there. You’ll come to us if you’re experiencing common mental health problems, such as anxiety and depression. You do not have to be told by a doctor that you have a mental health problem to be offered or benefit from a talking therapy.

How can we help?

When you come to Talking Therapies Eastern Cheshire, your first point of contact will be with our administration team who will book you in for an assessment with a Practitioner to see how best we can help. Following your assessment, if our service is the right one for you, you will be allocated to a waiting list for the most appropriate support.

We offer a range of therapies, including:

  • guided self help
  • counselling
  • workshops and groups
  • online therapy (eTherapy)

These are delivered online, face-to-face, over the phone, and through video calls and group sessions.

Throughout your therapy, you’ll have regular sessions – either online, face-to-face or over the phone. Your practitioner will help you manage and overcome your negative feelings; and keep you motivated along your journey.

Through coming to Talking Therapies Eastern Cheshire, you’ll feel motivated to focus on the “here and now” of your problems and willing to participate in work between sessions, which can help you to feel better and stay better.

What issues can Talking Therapies help with?

We offer support for a range of difficulties, including: depression, anxiety, stress, panic, sleep difficulties, phobias, PTSD, OCD, social anxiety, loss and bereavement, relationship difficulties, significant life changes, menopause, adjustment issues, low self-esteem, trauma and abuse.

We also offer specialist psychological support for people with long-term conditions, such a diabetes, chronic pain, chronic fatigue syndrome, long Covid or cardiovascular disease.

What is guided self-help?

Guided self-help is a brief therapy based on the principles of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, which aims to support people with mild to moderate common mental health difficulties, such as low mood, anxiety, and stress.

How can counselling help me?

Counselling can help you identify and understand your problems, express your feelings, gain a deeper insight into your issues and develop your own resources to build emotional resilience.

What is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)?

CBT is a talking therapy that can help you with your problems by changing the way you think and behave. It offers a structured practical way to deal with your difficulties.

Where we see to you?

Our team are based all over Eastern Cheshire in different places, so you can meet them at the community. We also provide therapy online and over the phone at a time to suit you.

Who we are?

Talking Therapies Eastern Cheshire is part of The Big Life group. The service is commissioned by NHS Eastern Cheshire CCG.