Jersey Talking Therapies
Jersey Talking Therapies (JTT)
We are a free confidential therapy service and are now in partnership with our third sector organisations (Listening Lounge, Mind Jersey, Liberate and Jersey Recovery College) to give clients a wider option of support . We provide confidential psychological interventions for resident adults aged 18 or over. If you are in crisis and need urgent support, contact your GP or Emergency Department at the General Hospital.
Our team comprises of:
- senior psychological therapists
- psychological therapists
- psychological wellbeing practitioners
We can help with:
- low mood
- continuous worry
- obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- phobias / fears
- feelings of panic
- intrusive / unwanted thoughts
- post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- traumatic events
- patterns of disordered eating
How to get support and help
You can now ask for support from us directly, by submitting our request form below.
We are located at Regus House and Overdale Hospital. You may be referred to either or both of these locations. Our addresses are:
Liberation Station, St Helier, JE2 3AS
Tel: +44 (0) 1534 444550
Access to Regus is at the Weighbridge end of the bus station.
Overdale Hospital (mailing address for correspondence)
Overdale Hospital, Admin Block 3, St Helier, JE1 3LP
There is no parking available at Regus House but we are right next to the bus station and close to all town carparks. There is lift access to our department.
At Overdale Hospital, there is free parking around the grounds.
Services we provide
The services we offer are:
- educational groups
- one to one therapy / counselling
- guided self help
Groups are made up of 10 to 15 people with similar symptoms. They focus on finding out about those symptoms and learning how to manage them in a variety of ways.
The current groups on offer are:
- mood tools
- emotional coping skills
- treatment for depression
They can be very effective in helping psychological symptoms.
One to one therapy / counselling
We can offer individual counselling sessions with different types of therapy, such as:
- cognitive behavioural therapy, on NHS website
- counselling, on BACP website
- interpersonal therapy
- mindfulness, on Mindful website
- acceptance and commitment therapy, on ABCS website
- Eye Movement Desensitization Reprogramming (EMDR), on the EMDR website
Guided self help
We see you as soon as possible but it may be several months before you receive your first appointment.
What happens at your appointment
Your assessment appointment is one hour long. You may need to complete some forms and the clinician will ask you questions. This helps to determine the best therapy option for you.
After your first appointment
There may be a waiting time after your first appointment while we allocate you to the best treatment option for you. We might:
- direct you to another organisation
- allocate you to one of our groups
- put you on the waiting list for individual therapy
You may wait a couple of months for a therapy group or individual therapy.
Bringing someone with you
As an adult, we encourage you to see the therapist on your own. However, you can bring someone with you for the assessment if you need to. We discourage the presence of children as this can be disruptive and may be distressing for the child.
If you have been allocated to a one to one therapy waiting lists, it isn't possible to choose an individual therapist. However, we always allow the choice of a male or female therapist if this is important to you. Choosing a therapist by gender, may slightly increase the time you wait to see one.
Out of hours appointments
We offer appointments from 8am to 8pm. We also offer appointments in certain GP surgeries.
If you have any suggestions or comments about our service, we welcome your feedback.
Who to contact
- 01534 444550
Where to go
- Jersey Talking Therapies
- JE2 3AS
Time / Date Details
- Session Information
Sessions usually last 45 minutes for an assessment and between 20-45 minutes for a follow up appointment
- Referral required
- Referral Details
To book an appointment with one of our therapists you will need to speak to your GP who will be able to decide if our service is the best service to meet your needs and will provide you with further information. Your GP will give you a leaflet about Jersey Talking Therapies which explains the next steps to take; you will need to phone Jersey Talking Therapies Service to 'opt in'. Our administrators will take some basic details about you and offer you an appointment to see a Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner. You will then be assessed and offered the right type of therapy at the right time by the right person.
There are some therapeutic interventions that you can book yourself onto directly without seing your GP.
Please visit www.mindjersey.org if you want to:
- book yourself on a course of Computerised Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (cCBT)
- book a place on our psycho-educational skills workshop
- find out about the books we recommend on a range of common mental health issues
- Other notes
Jersey Talking Therapies aims to be as inclusive as possible offering support to residents of Jersey 18 years and over.
If you require an interpreter please tell our team at the time of booking your first appointment so we can make the necessary arrangements.