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What Are Talking Therapies Surrey – Advice To Find Help

If you are looking for Talking Therapies Surrey, there are a range of options available to you.

On this page, we will be looking at what Talking Therapies are, the different types of Talking Therapy, and how you can find Talking Therapies in Surrey.

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What Are Talking Therapies?

Talking Therapies is, unfortunately, a very generic term for psychological therapies.

As it says on the tin, Talking Therapies are therapies that involve talking about the past, the future or the now.

The problem with the term is that there are hundreds of types of talking therapy, and lots of different tools and approaches within each type.

We appreciate that this really doesn’t help people who are struggling and may already feel stressed, depressed or overwhelmed.

At SurreyTherapies, we use Rapid Transformation Counselling, which combines components from other therapies, with the aim of allowing your therapist to help chose which techniques may be best for you. We’re not so fussed about what it is called, or what it’s history is. We just want to know if it can help you. SurreyTherapies is based in Leatherhead, for Surrey Talking Therapies, near M25 J9, Epsom, Dorking, Cobham and Reigate.

Our TalkING Therapies Surrey are here for you.

What Are 6 Types of Talking Therapy?

There are many types of Talking Therapy in Surrey, so we’ve provided some more details of 6 common types of Talking Therapy below.

At SurreyTherapies, we use Rapid Transformational Counselling (RTC). RTC is not currently available on the NHS.

Behavioural Activation

This approach is used by the NHS to help with depression, which often appears as a vicious cycle. People stop doing interesting things, which increases depression, which then makes it harder to find interesting things. Behavioural Activation aims to break the cycle, by helping to find interesting things again. It helps to create small positive changes and solve problems, which lead to bigger changes over time.

The NHS typically offers Behavioural Activiation in blocks of 16 to 20 free sessions.

CBT – Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

CBT was developed in 1960s and many people recognise it as the standard approach that is still adopted by the NHS for issues such as anxiety, panic, phobias, depression, PTSD and OCD. It is still a key pillar of the NHS Access to Talking Therapies (IAPT) initiative.

In CBT, clients talk about what is causing them concern in their life, and then explores ways to think (cognitive) differently or behave differently to address that problem.

The NHS typically offers 5 to 20 free sessions of CBT.


People are often surprised to hear that there are actually hundreds of types of counselling. It is a generic term, like Talk Therapies. In fact, CBT is also one of the many types of Counselling.

Counselling is often used as a generic term for psychological therapies, and is often used interchangeably with talking therapies, psychotherapy or other approaches.

Counselling focuses on how you currently feel and how that can be changed. This makes it different to other high level terms such as psychotherapy, coaching and mentoring. Psychotherapy focuses on working through things that have happened, to try and find a different perspective. Coaching focuses more on actions, with the logical, rational mind. Mentors approach the matter from their own personal experience.

EMDR – Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprogramming

EMDR overlaps talking therapies with psychosensory therapies. Psychosensory therapies use the powerful link from the body to the mind, which can often create powerful and amazing change. Other psychosensory therapies include Havening Techniques and EFT / TFT Tapping.

In EMDR, left to right eye movements are used, while working through a problem, to activate different parts of the brain. More recently, arm tapping is being used for the left and right physical action.

EMDR is used by the NHS for Trauma, to help release the emotional connection from the “facts and events” logical memory.

The NHS typically offers 8 to 12 free sessions of EMDR.

IPT – Inter Personal Therapy

IPT is used by the NHS for depression, and focuses on improving relationships with family and friends. In sessions, people talk about their relationships, to identify problems and work out ways to improve them.

The NHS typically offers 16 to 20 free sessions of IPT.

RTC – Rapid Transformation Counselling

RTC aims to combine the best components of different types of talking therapies, psychotherapies, counselling, coaching and psychosensory therapies.

Everybody, every issue, and every history is different, so if one approach hasn’t worked for you, we will move to another approach. Where possible, we will be combining approaches to help.

In addition to Talking Therapies and Counselling, we may also include approaches such as NLP, Havening, BWRT, Clinical Hypnotherapy, EFT, TFT, EMDR+ and Human Givens.

Using these approaches, we can help clients with anxiety, anger, fear, depression, trauma PTSD, OCD, emotional eating, stress, grief, and many other topics.

At SurreyTherapies, sessions are booked one at a time, because change can be fast. We would not expect to see most clients for more than six sessions, and some clients only require one session.

RTC is not availabe on the NHS.

SurreyTherapies offers discounted RTC sessions for carers, nurses, ambulance, police, fire service and forces or ex-forces.

How To Get Talking Therapies in Surrey?

5 Free NHS Talking Therapies Surrey

The NHS have a range of talking therapy services in Surrey, many of which you can self refer which means you don’t have to go to a doctor first.

As you may have seen on the news, many of these services have considerable waiting lists.

The following list includes links to their websites. Please note that SurreyTherapies have no control over their websites.

Most of these NHS services only operate during “standard working hours” (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm).

GPs are also able to diagnose many mental health issues, and can prescribe medication or refer for NHS talking therapies.

SurreyTherapies – Private Counselling For Talk Therapy Surrey

We operate through evenings and weekends, to make our services more accessible to you.

Each Rapid Transformation Counselling is often best seen as a £80 investment in yourself and your future. Our goal is to help you live a better life, and certainly one where you no longer feel the need to see us.

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