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Book an Appointment

Book a face to face or phone one-to-one Assessment Appointment with a Mental Health Practitioner.

Phone 01225 675150.

One-to-one sessions with  are available at GP practices in Bath and North East Somerset.

These appointments are not the start of contracted treatment or “therapy”; they are assessment appointments for you to discuss your issues with a practitioner in order to come to a mutual understanding of what might be the most appropriate, least intrusive treatment.

What is on offer?

The support on offer will focus on helping you move forward and will concentrate on steps that you can take yourself to tackle your difficulties. This can include many different options from sign-posting to other agencies to the support we offer directly. This is generally short-term; however the number and frequency of sessions offered are flexible. The one-to-one sessions are offered by our Practitioners in a variety of locations, often at your GP surgery.

How do I access the service?

Our services are available for anyone over the age of 18 who is registered with a GP practice in Bath or North East Somerset, as well as those aged between 16 and 18 who are out of full-time education. Appointments with the Practitioner can be arranged through calling Banes Primary Care Talking Therapies on 01225 675150.

What will happen at my first meeting?

The first meeting will be to discuss the range of options available to you. The Practitioner will ask you questions about your difficulties to help them offer the appropriate options. They will do their best to answer any questions you may have – it might be helpful to make a list of these beforehand. These appointments will last a maximum of 45 minutes.

Are meetings confidential?

All personal information provided to the Trust is treated confidentially. There are, however, some important times when we will need to share information with others in order to optimise your care. It is the responsibility of all health professionals to share some information with your GP and possibly other health care professionals. This is particularly important if there is information which would help to prevent you from harming yourself or someone else.

All information is treated confidentially and the Mental Health Practitioner will check anything with you which they think would be useful to share with other staff. If you have any concerns, please contact the service on 01225 675150 or contact the Trust’s Caldicott Guardian.