NHS patients (IAPT)

Leeds Counselling is one of four agencies delivering the NHS Primary Care Mental Health (IAPT) service in Leeds, as part of the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies programme.

This service is intended to help NHS patients with common mental health problems such as depression, anxiety and panic attacks, and stress. The service is available for people aged 17+ upwards.

At Leeds Counselling we provide CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) and CfD (Counselling for Depression) for NHS patients referred to us through the NHS Primary Care Mental Health (IAPT) service. Other interventions, such as guided self-help, stress and mood management, and groups, are available through our partners – Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust, Community Links, and Touchstone.

Treatment sessions take place both at premises in Leeds city centre and in various community venues across the city.

You can access the NHS Primary Care Mental Health (IAPT) service by:

  • visiting your GP
  • being referred by another health professional such as a health visitor
  • referring yourself by contacting the NHS service on 0113 843 4388 (phone lines available 8.30-4.00, Monday-Friday)

For more information about NHS IAPT services in Leeds, including the address for referrals by post, please see the Leeds Community Healthcare site.