Further therapies

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)

Cognitive behavioural therapy - or CBT for short - is a talking therapy which has been shown to work really well for phobias, health anxiety, social anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), as well as for anxiety and depression.

 CBT can help you to:

  • Change how you think
  • Change what you do
  • Face your fears in a controlled way

To get the most from CBT, you will need to carry out practical exercises at home.


EMDR, or, to give it its full name – eye movement desensitisation reprocessing - is sometimes used instead of CBT to treat distress caused by post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). It can help you to deal with your thoughts about the trauma and to manage the memory of the trauma better. You will usually offered CBT if you are assessed as having PTSD, but you may be offered EMDR if it is right for you.

Counselling for depression

Counselling for depression can help you to get in touch with the feelings behind your low mood and find new ways of looking at yourself and the world around you.

Our team of counsellors at Talk Liverpool specialise in depression and can help you with a range of problems causing your low mood, including problems in your relationships, losing a loved one, or getting used to a new situation. We ask that you finish a course or online treatment first before we talk to you about the possibility of counselling sessions with us.

Couple therapy for depression

Couple therapy for depression isn’t relationship counselling as it is usually thought of. It is a therapy which helps you and your partner build understanding when one or both of you have depression. To benefit from couple therapy for depression with us, you will need to have a regular partner and be able to attend sessions with your partner.

Interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT)

IPT is a therapy for depression which helps you to find out how you are feeling and behaving in your relationships and to make positive changes. This therapy can help with grief, disagreements, and with changes in your life, and it’s suitable for you if you are moderately to severely depressed. We ask that you finish a course or online treatment before we talk to you about the possibility of IPT sessions with us.

Dynamic interpersonal therapy (DIT)

DIT therapy helps with depression if your problems are mainly to do with getting along with others. For DIT to help you, you will need to be ready to share your feelings with your therapist. We ask that you finish a course or online treatment before we talk to you about the possibility of DIT sessions with us.

Interested in one of our further therapies? You can self-refer to the service by clicking HERE.