The Village Practice

Thornton Medical Centre, Church Road, Thornton, FY5 2TZ - Tel: 01253 955 561

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Psychotherapy service

Our psychotherapist Peter Tyldesley is a accredited BABCP Mental Health Practitioner and Cognitive Behaviour Therapist.

We provide a talking therapy service for adults (18+) experiencing a range of mental health issues. These include depression, anxiety states or feelings of panic that can arise when everyday problems get on top of us.

If you are finding it difficult to manage your life we can provide a service which may be of help to you as it provides an opportunity to talk and to be listened to. We offer a range of appropriate approaches including cognitive behaviour therapy, anxiety management techniques, brief solution focussed talking therapy, bibliotherapy, relaxation methods, neuro linguistic programming (NLP) and confidence coaching.

Areas of Special Interest

Adult Mental Health Care, Anger Issues, Anxiety/Panic, Bereavement, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME., Depression, Obsessive Compulsive Disorders, Stress Management, Phobias, Physical Health Problems, Post-Natal Depression/Difficulties, PTSD, Self-Esteem/Confidence Issues, Sleep Disorders, Somatoform Disorders/Hypochondriasis, & Trauma.

What are Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies ?

NHS Choices -Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Patient.infp -What is Congnitive Behavioural Therapy

Mind -Making sense of Congnitive Behavioural Therapy

British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) –
The lead organisation for CBT in the UK.

Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP)

How Do I Access The Service?

Referrals accepted by direct contact from patient’s registered at The Village Practice by completing a referral form at the reception desk or by your general practitioner.

To arrange an appointment or if you would like further information please contact the practice on (01253) 955561

What Service can I Expect?

We will provide you with face to face sessions in a safe environment within surgery, where you are able to explore your feelings in order to come to a deeper understanding of yourself and ultimately be in a healthier position to achieve your goals in life. We will guide you in using a range of useful tools and techniques to help you address the difficulties you are experiencing. This will involve providing information about your symptoms, support and step-by-step guidance through the use of a range of mediums.


You will be offered up to 8-16 sessions dependent upon your needs, with the initial assessment appointment lasting approximately 1 hour. This will enable us to assess your needs and suitability for psychotherapy. Follow up sessions may be shorter dependent upon your needs. If you are unable to make the appointment please contact the practice on 01253 955561 at the earliest possible time in order to rearrange your appointment to a more convenient time for you.