For group therapy and individual therapy, you will need to be referred by your GP or another mental health professional within NHS Forth Valley. The self help resources can be used without a referral, as well as some of the online therapies.
How will I know if I am ready for therapy?
Choosing whether or not to come to therapy is a personal decision. It means making a commitment to yourself to work towards change. You can discuss the possibility with your GP, primary care mental health nurse, or any other health professional you may be working with.
Psychological therapy is most likely to suit you if:
- You are able and willing to recognise and discuss some of your thoughts and feelings
- You feel there are some changes you could try to make in your life
- You are open to learning more about yourself and open to new ideas and suggestions
- You are able to commit to regular sessions of therapy
Please do explore our website to find out more about the different options that are available.
How can I access therapy?
If you feel that psychological therapy is right for you, you can begin the process by requesting a referral from your GP practice or other mental health professional. They may ask you for some details to make sure it’s the right option for you, and so that they can pass the appropriate information to the psychological therapies team when making the referral. There are some of the online therapy resources that you can access through this website – and you don’t need anyone to refer you for those.