About Talking Therapies

talkingtherapies@psicon is an NHS-commissioned service which offers free psychological treatments to the people of Canterbury and Kent to help them learn new strategies for coping with common problems such as anxiety, depression/low mood, and stress. We can also help with difficulties such as obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

We believe that a brief intervention can make a big difference, and that a psychological treatment should be a warm and compassionate experience carried out in a relaxed and comfortable environment.

Meet the Team

News and Views

Feedback from our service users

  • Despite thinking intially it would be a waste of time, I have been amazed at the support and evidence given. This has been a life changer! Thank you.
  • Having had panic symptoms for many years, this has and continues to be by far the most effective treatment and thought evoking experience.
  • I can't believe how much I have changed over the past 10 weeks. I would not have been able to do it without you. Thank you.
  • An excellent service that came into my life when I really needed it. Thank you.
  • The whole service was first class, very friendly and understanding.
  • Absolutely superb from start to finish.
  • It's been a very useful and lifechanging experience.
  • My therapist offered an extremely professional and supportive experience. I felt listened to, understood and received the guidance I needed to recover.
  • Excellent service. Useful tools offered to enable individuals to help themselves. I would recommend this service to others!.
  • I can't believe how much better and more confident I feel in such a short space of time. My therapist has been so helpful in explaining all the techniques that have helped me move forward with my life. Many thanks.
  • The team have been fantastic, the support has been overwhelming. I have gained so much confidence.
  • Thank you for your non-judgemental kindness. You have given me the confidence to cope with life alone in the future.
  • This treatment has been helpful and exceeded my expectations. I can see that I have already made significant progress in a couple of problem areas, with the help of my therapist" "Thank you for your non-judgemental kindness. You have given me the confidence to cope with life alone in the...
  • I find it difficult to speak to strangers about how I'm feeling. My practitioner was amazing and made me feel comfortable from the initial assessment. I feel so much more confident now.
  • I found this service very helpful and it was nice meeting other people who had problems in their lives. Just knowing you are not the only person dealing with problems helps
  • I have really enjoyed coming to this course and I feel that many aspects will help me in the future. It was good coming to the group session as I felt that I wasn't alone. I actually do feel much better.
  • The course materials and workbooks were well laid out, concise and reinforced all the information provided. It is so useful and beneficial.
  • I came in really closed and not sure. By the end I realised opening up a little can help. I never thought 6 weeks would make a difference.
  • My experience was excellent. We have addressed everything that was needed and I feel so much better in myself. My therapist was brilliant, I was confident in her and now I feel confident to carry on on my own. Thank you all.
  • This was an extremely valuable experience and came at a time when I needed it the most. Session time and reading material provided enabled me to analyse my thoughts and behaviours to provide me with strategies to make a positive change. Thank you!