Psychological services

Barking and Dagenham psychological services provide psychological assessment and therapy for adults aged 18 and over.
People experiencing mild to moderate depression and anxiety are seen in our Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) services.

For people requiring multi-disciplinary assessment and input, psychological therapies are accessed via secondary care mental health services. People with a first experience of psychosis under the age of 34 years can access psychological help through the Havering, Barking & Dagenham Early Intervention Service.

People with a longer duration of psychosis or non-psychotic problems can access psychological services through referral to the Adult access and assessment team. People under the care of community mental health teams, substance misuse teams or acute mental health services can be referred directly to psychological therapies.

We offer specialist psychological treatments for people with a diagnosis of psychosis – cognitive behavioural approaches and family support. We have a specialist service for people with a diagnosis of personality disorder (IMPART).

We offer cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) for bi-polar disorder, complex trauma, complex anxiety and treatment resistant depression, including group treatments. We offer psychodynamic therapy (both individual and group). We have a specialist service for the psychological treatment of refugees with mental health problems. We provide psychological assessments, including specialist assessment for autistic spectrum disorder and neuropsychological disorders. Treatment models and lengths are led by the relevant NICE guidance for service users in secondary care.

Patient information

Contact our service in Barking and Dagenham

The Becontree Centre
508 Becontree Avenue

Tel: 0300 555 1014
Fax: 0844 931 0164
Email for general enquiries:

To contact the Mood, Anxiety and Personality pathway, please email:

To contact the Psychosis pathway, please email:

Opening times: 9am - 5pm, Monday to Friday


Referrals will be accepted via the Adult access and assessment team. Please refer to the For clinicians page for more information.