Manchester Primary Care Psychological Therapies Service is part of a national programme called Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT).
The service is for people with common mental health disorders such as anxiety or depression who are motivated to work towards changing the problem.
We offer free psychological treatment as recommended by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidelines. This is mainly Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Counselling. We can help you learn ways to help yourself so that you feel more able to cope with your problems.
Our team of therapists and counsellors are based in centres throughout North, Central and South Manchester. Once assessed, you can choose how you would like to have your therapy delivered, we can see you face to face, or remotely via video or telephone appointments.
We also offer Compassion Focused Therapy workshops for pregnant individuals and new parents.
Manchester Primary Care Psychological Therapies Service is a step 3 IAPT service, we work with people who are stepped up from the step 2 IAPT Service. In Manchester the step 2 service is delivered by a third sector organisation, called Self Help Services.
Both us and Self Help Services accept professional referrals, but you can self-refer to Self Help Services. They will then refer you to our service if needed.
Manchester Psychological Therapies Service provides more intensive therapy than the Step 2 Service. We work with people who present with (this list is not exhaustive):
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Body Dysmorphic Disorder
- Health Anxiety
- Long Term Health Conditions such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Chronic Fatigue.