Psychological Therapies / Steps to Wellbeing

Low mood? Anxious? Depressed?


Talking therapies can be helpful for anyone experiencing a range of difficulties and problems. Perhaps you may be suffering from some kind of personal loss or may be struggling to overcome more generalised anxiety or depression.

The service can help you:

  • Address present problems.
  • Perhaps explore past events which may be affecting the present.
  • Gain a new understanding of your difficulties and develop new coping strategies.
  • Make decisions or changes for the future in a non-judgmental supportive environment.

The service aims to offer:

Support for people in Dorset who are suffering from common mental health problems such as:

Depression and low mood

  • Anxiety
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Specific Phobia
  • Panic Disorder
  • Stress

There are a number of services available to patients.

Workshops including:

  • Relaxation and managing your stress
  • Sleep
  • Art of Assertiveness

Self-help which may include guided self-help, focusing on the current situation and helping you to move forward.

Sign-posting to other useful local and national resources, including books, websites and organisations.

Talking therapies such as counselling or cognitive behavioural therapy, working with a professional who can help you to gain skills and techniques to better understand and manage your life.

This is a free and confidential NHS service currently operating through Dorset GP surgeries and is open to anyone aged 16 and over.

All that is required of you is a commitment to engage with the service/treatment.

What happens next

If you are interested in accessing any of the services above please make an appointment with your doctor to arrange a referral.

You can also self-refer to Steps to Wellbeing by phoning 01305 367051

If you have any questions regarding your suitability for the service please do not hesitate to contact the admin team to discuss your referral.  We can direct you to the most suitable service if this is not ours.

Extended Menu of Services

 Are you feeling low, anxious or depressed?

 Would you like to make a positive difference to your quality of life, by taking control of your emotional health and well-being? 

We now have a choice of services that will offer you the advice and support you may need.

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