Psychological Therapy

 Do you suffer from mental health problems including:

  • Generalised anxiety and stress related problems
  • Panic attacks
  • Depression, including pre and post natal depression
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Phobias

If so, there is a range of options available to you, and you don’t necessarily have to see your GP. 

East Surrey CCG has introduced self-referral for psychological therapy, meaning that you can book appointments direct with a therapist if you prefer not to talk to your GP. Alternatively, you can be referred by other healthcare professionals, such as nurses, midwives and therapists.

Self-referral for psychological therapy

If you think you need psychological support, you can contact a provider of psychological therapy services directly and ask for an appointment on the NHS. Direct access is open to all patients aged 18 and over who are registered with a GP practice in the East Surrey CCG area. 

If you are experiencing a mental health issue, from mild to severe, there is a choice of five providers who can offer you support. You can either contact the providers directly (see below for contact details) or be referred by your GP or other health professional.

East Surrey CCG IAPT Services

If you are finding it difficult to cope, we can help. Each year one in four of us will experience a mental

health problem. You are not alone. If you are over 18 and registered with a GP in the East Surrey Clinical Commissioning Group area – which includes Tandridge, Redhill and Reigate, you can access free help and support directly.

Who can help me?

There is a range of options available and you don’t necessarily have to see your GP. We have introduced self-referral for psychological therapy– so you can book appointments direct with a therapist.

What treatments are available?

There are five available services which look at each person’s individual needs and offer the type of care likely to help the most with a range of conditions, including, for example, depression,panic attacks, OCD, post trauma and phobias, living with a long term condition. You can contact one of these organisations directly and ask for a free appointment on the NHS.

  • DHC (Dorking Healthcare)
  • Ieso digital Health
  • Think Action
  • Mind Matters
  • Centre for Psychology


After your needs are assessed you will be offered the most appropriate care, which may include a short course of counselling to help you manage your current mental health problem.

Other services available

If you aren't ready for counselling, or feel that it is not for you, there are other services available.​ is a helpful website that offers further advice and information about improving your physical and mental wellbeing. 

Unfortunately First Steps was decommissioned by Surrey County Council in April 2017, but they are working to reshape this public health service. 

Getting help in a crisis

If you are experiencing a mental health crisis you should see your GP as soon as possible, or contact:


DHC (Dorking Healthcare)

The Surgery, Tanners Meadow, Brockham, Surrey RH3 7NJ

  • Tel: 01306 735459

Services offered

  • Psychological education courses
  • Computerised CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy)
  • Guided self-help
  • Group and individual CBT
  • Workshops appropriate for your condition

Clinic hours and locations

These services will be provided from a number of GP practices including Holmhurst Medical Centre (Redhill/Merstham), Caterham Valley Medical Practice, Smallfield Surgery and Age Concern at Merstham.


A range of therapy services including psychological education courses, computerised CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy), guided self-help, group and individual CBT and workshops appropriate for your condition.

Patient Guide

​​​leso Digital Health​

The Grange, 20 Market Street, Swavesey, Cambridgeshire CB24 4QG

Services offered

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy

Clinic hours and locations

Therapy is delivered at a time and location of the patient's choice. This is agreed with the therapist during or between sessions.


Live, one-to-one cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) therapy is delivered in real time using written (typed) conversation over secure internet connection: easy to access, flexible and convenient.

All online therapy is carried out by experienced chartered psychologists and accredited psychotherapists – all UK trained and accredited.

Psychology Online Leaflet


Think Action (formerly KCA UK)​​​

Tel: 01737 225 370

Services offered

  • Evidence-based, psychological treatments and therapies for common mental health problems, including depression, generalised anxiety, OCD, PTSD, health anxiety and social phobia

Clinic hours and locations

Surrey Mental Health Services, Reigate, Suite 1, Alma House, Alma Road, Reigate, Surrey, RH2 0AX

Opening hours: 

  • Monday to Thursday 9am to 8pm
  • Friday 9am to 5pm

There are also clinics throughout Reigate, Redhill, Oxted, Caterham, Warlingham, Lingfield, Merstham and Godstone​. 

Click here for details.


KCA offers easy access to evidence-based, time limited, psychological treatments and therapies for common mental health problems, including depression (and post-natal depression), general anxiety disorder, adjustment disorders, panic disorder, mild or single episode trauma and acute post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), phobias, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), social anxiety, patients with long-term conditions with associated anxiety and depressive disorder and patients with medically unexplained symptoms.

Referral And Stepped Care Guide


Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation ​​​Trust

Napier House, 62-64 Bridge Street, Walton-on-Thames KT12 1AP

Services offered

  • Generalised anxiety and stress related problems
  • Panic attacks
  • Depression, including pre- and post-natal depression
  • OCD and phobias

Clinic hours and locations

  • Redhill Mon to Thursday
  • Oxted and Caterham Wednesday
  • Reigate Monday


Out of hours appointments are available via the live face to face secure internet therapy.

Evening telephone appointments on Tuesday and Wednesday until 7:30 pm.

Appointments are also available in Dorking and Epsom.


We offer talking therapies, face to face and telephone, to people with mild to severe mental ill-health. We also offer live face to face therapy via internet.​