Welcome to Croydon Talking Therapies (IAPT) Service

We are a free and confidential NHS service provided by the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. We offer a range of psychological therapies to adults 18 years and over, who are registered with a Croydon GP.

IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) is a national programme that was created in 2005 after it was recognised that a very large percentage of the population suffer with problems like depression and anxiety at some point in their lives. Each county and London borough have their own local IAPT service that provides evidence based treatment for common problems like these.

What to expect

To begin with clinicians at Croydon Talking Therapies (IAPT) will speak with you about your current difficulties and will carefully consider if the service is right for you. Initial brief assessments usually take place over the phone and can provide interpreters if needed. If our service is not best suited to meet your needs we will put you in touch with another service that is or we will provide you with information on services so that you can make your own choice.

If you have any special needs in relation to accessing our service, please let us know.

Do you need urgent help?

We are not an emergency service and are not able to help with crisis situations. If you need immediate help please contact either your GP or go to the Accident and Emergency Department of your local hospital (24hrs).

Alternatively, if you’re experiencing a crisis and need a person talk things through with, you can call the Samaritans 24 hour helpline on 116123 or email jo@samaritans.org.