Do you think you may be suffering from one of the following:
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)?
- Generalised anxiety disorder (GAD)?
- Anger management problems?
- Or do you need help preventing a relapse after you have successfully
overcome an addiction to smoking or gambling or alcohol?
Then a simple course of Telephone Psychological Therapy could help.
What is Telephone Psychological Therapy?
Telephone Psychological Therapy - TPT -
is a new way of giving you graded self-help in an easy and friendly
course of pre-recorded therapy sessions using an interactive phone
programme. TPT is designed and written by a Consultant Clinical Psychologist.
It uses the techniques of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy - CBT - which are used successfully throughout the NHS. With question and answer
sessions and helpful quizzes, you can make the course personal to your choices
I be ashamed if I need help with a mental health problem?
not. It’s normal to have problems from time to time. Around one quarter of all
people have a mental illness of some kind so you are not alone.
What is the next step?
Click on the button below to print out a leaflet about TPT and take it to your GP or your therapist to see if TPT is right for
If you feel seriously unwell or at risk to yourself or anyone else, then phone NHS direct, your GP, Samaritans or any other emergency crisis service.
What’s good about TPT?
- You can get access to it straight away with no waiting list
- TPT is available 24/7 wherever you are – just a free phone
- TPT is confidential, no one needs to know about it except your GP or
- TPT will help you understand how you have been feeling and help you find
new ways of coping, so that you can feel better
- You won’t have to spend time and money keeping appointments
- The supportive “voice in your ear” will be there whenever you need it
- TPT can help your family and friends understand how to support you
- TPT can be translated for people whose first language is not English
- TPT is easy to use for people who find reading difficult
- The phone programme will guide you through everything you need to do.
You won’t have to read books, use a computer or go on the internet
For Existing Service-users
If you have been prescribed TPT and need help using it, please first look at the instructions given to you on your prescription sheet at the time. If you still have questions please contact the person who prescribed TPT for you.