Suitability criteria for professionals

Although we are a self referral only service, we recognise the majority of these referrals are guided by professionals. Please see below for the suitability criteria for referral:

Suitable referrals

Clients must be over the age of 16 and registered with a Wakefield GP. We are a primary care talking therapies service, and therefore it is helpful if potential clients are aware of what the service can offer. They should be in a position where they are prepared to engage in talking therapies including groups, workshops, self-help, online support and face to face therapy. We treat the following:

  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Panic (with or without Agoraphobia)
  • Phobias
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • OCD
  • Low Self Esteem
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Chronic Pain
  • Long Term Physical Conditions including Long Covid
  • Medically Unexplained Symptoms and somatoform conditions
  • Social anxiety
  • Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)
  • Complex grief

Unsuitable referrals

  • Under 16
  • Imminent or unstable risk of harm to self or others
  • Severe impact on functioning (i.e. unable to attend and commit to regular talking therapy appointments, severe self neglect)
  • Psychosis
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Eating disorders
  • Personality disorders
  • Primary problem of substance, alcohol or other addictions
  • Already receiving therapy/counselling/support from secondary care
  • Significant learning disabilities or cognitive impairment
  • Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (cPTSD) – including multiple childhood trauma or prolongued multiple trauma
  • Anger management (where the individual does not accept a cause of anxiety or depression which can be targeted through talking therapies)
  • Recent Bereavement
  • Relationship counselling
  • Behavioural problems such as impulse control issues

We are happy to discuss any referrals. We can offer signposting advice when a individual’s needs may be more appropriately met by other service. Please contact us on 01924 234 860.