Primary Care Psychological Therapy Service
About our service
Bolton's Primary Care Psychological Therapy Service (Bolton IAPT) provides free, confidential talking therapies for adults aged 16 years and over. We can work with you to help address a range of problems that you might be experiencing. For example:
Loss of interest in things you used to enjoy, fatigue, not wanting to be around others, feeling bad about yourself
Unable to switch off from worrying, ‘what if’ thoughts that means you can’t get to sleep
Palpitations, racing heart, believing you might be having a heart attack, scared to be alone
Feeling overwhelmed, more irritable around others, neck or back pain, upset stomach
- PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)
Flashbacks or nightmares of upsetting past events
- OCD (Obsessive Complusive Disorder)
Distressing ‘intrusive’ thoughts or the need to repeat behaviours
Feeling fearful in certain situation or objects that make you avoid them.
We have trained practitioners offering support ranging from Guided Self-help with a Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner, CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), psychology and counselling, enabling you to learn ways to help you to cope better. This can be done on a one-to-one basis, or we also offer group work.
IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) is a national programme developed in recognition that one in four of us will experience these difficulties at some point in our lives.
‘It’s okay to not be okay’ sometimes but you do not have to continue to face these difficulties alone.
If you are not already accessing support from a mental health service, and you feel Bolton IAPT might be helpful to you, you can:
- Speak with your GP, or health and social care professional
- Self-refer by contacting Single Point of Access on 01204 483101
- Self-refer online via https://www.iaptportal.co.uk/bolt.html