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Guided Self-Help (Midlothian)

One-to-one support to access self-help materials. Sessions are currently being delivered online (zoom) or telephone.

The service is based on the principles of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and is for anyone aged 18 and over experiencing mild to moderate anxiety or depression, stress or sleep problems.

A guided self-help worker provides one-to-one support to enable people to make positive changes in their life now and going forward.

How to access the service?

This service can be accessed via your GP or through the Midlothian Access Point

What does it involve?

You'll receive one to one support from a guided self-help practitioner who will help you to make positive changes in your life which will allow you to better manage your issues now and in the future.

You will receive self-help materials and will be supported to work through these in between sessions. You will receive four sessions and these are usually about two to three weeks apart.

The initial assessment can take up to fifty minutes with your follow-up sessions sometimes being shorter and between thirty to fifty minutes. 

Our practitioners work with people on an individual basis. They would listen and talk to you about your concerns, identifying your priorities and supporting you to understand your issues and how they impact on your life. 

Understanding what can trigger anxiety, depression and stress is important and when we introduce you to a range of self-help materials, we also provide guidance to ensure you use them effectively.

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