Cognitive behavioural therapy and counselling
Support for your mental wellbeing
Delivered by a nationwide network of accredited therapists, our Core Cover includes up to eight sessions of talking therapies such as out-patient cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) or counselling per plan year. We also offer our members access to a range of clinically effective treatments including self-help and guided online therapy.
The benefits of our Mental Health Panel
- We pay for eligible treatment in full, up to the limit on your plan.
- Our panel will liaise with us and your treating clinician to make sure eligible treatment is authorised quickly.
- You’ll receive a high standard of care from an accredited therapist.
Easy to access
If you’re referred for treatment – or self-refer – we arrange for a phone-based assessment to help establish the best course of treatment for your specific needs.
If you’re referred for a face-to-face assessment or treatment sessions, our Mental Health Panel finds you a therapist close to either your home or work.
During your treatment, the panel works with us and your treating clinician to make sure treatment is authorised quickly.
Frequently asked questions
Can I contact the panel directly?
How quickly can I access care?
What's the difference between counselling and CBT?
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is another kind of talking therapy where a therapist will help you to think more positively about your life and change unhelpful patterns of behaviour. CBT is proven to be effective for a variety of mental health problems such as depression, anxiety, panic attacks, phobias, obsessive compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder and some eating disorders.
Will I be offered a choice of practitioners?
Get support, take control and feel better with Big White Wall
Big White Wall can help with a range of common mental health issues including depression and anxiety. They have trained counsellors online at all times, plus a range of tools, resources and online courses.
Big White Wall is included on all VitalityHealth plans and using it won’t count as a claim or affect your benefit limits.