Specialist Psychotherapy Service

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Specialist Psychotherapy Service is part of Sheffield Health and Social Care (SHSC). This service is primarily for those who are experiencing complex mental health difficulties and have not responded to previous treatment. It offers treatment, consultation and advice for service users who have been referred to their service by primary or secondary healthcare services (e.g – GP/Community Mental Health Team). This means you cannot self-refer.

The Specialist Psychotherapy Service is split into two specialist teams:

Mood, Anxiety and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Psychotherapy Service (MAPPS)

The MAPPS team work with people with issues around:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety (e.g. Social Anxiety and Generalised Anxiety Disorder)
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)

People supported by the MAPPS team may be experiencing difficulties in more than one of these areas and need to have tried other first line treatments such as therapy, counselling or medication, at least once before a referral would be considered.

Personality Disorder and Complex Trauma Service

The Personality and Complex Trauma Service offers direct psychotherapy to service users living with a Personality Disorder and Complex Trauma. They also offer advice and consultation to other services and teams within SHSC.

Please note, if you’re likely to benefit from treatment then waiting list times are approximately 18 weeks to get an assessment.

Covid update 11/02/22: Most services continue under covid-safe conditions but may be experiencing changes to how or when they deliver their service. Contact the Specialist Psychotherapy Service directly for the latest information.

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