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Talking Therapies

Everyday life can be tough for anyone. Waltham Forest Talking Therapies IAPT is a free NHS service that can help with a range of problems such as depression, anxiety, stress and bereavement.

  • Panic Attacks
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Excessive Worry
  • Social anxiety/shyness
  • Phobias
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Agoraphobia
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Health Anxiety
  • Stress

Operating hours are:

Monday through Thursday 8.00 am to 8.00 pm and Friday 8.00 am to 5.00 pm.


Telephone : 0300 555 1271

WF IAPT offers the following therapies:

Low intervention therapy (LI) is CBT based and is guided self-help in the form of therapy, psycho-education groups and workshops and may involve sign posting to other services. LI therapy is up to a maximum of 8 sessions.

High intervention therapy (HI) is provided in the following modalities ranging from 8-16 sessions:

•    Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
•    Interpersonal Therapy (IPT)
•    Behavioural Couples Therapy (BCT)
•    Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT)

You can refer yourself by calling the above telephone number where a member of our admin team will take your details and give you the information on the next steps. Alternatively, you can self-refer via the website or via your GP.

We will offer you a telephone assessment appointment  usually within 2-5 working days. Following the assessment you will be offered LI and HI intensity interventions depending on your identified needs at the time of assessment. There is no waiting list for LI and a short waiting list for HI. The majority of patients usually have LI before having HI therapy.

Please contact us it is good to talk.

For more information

You can take your first steps by looking at the self referral form here or phone 0300 555 1271 anytime between 9.00am and 5.00pm on Monday to Friday