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Keeping Healthy


Counselling has been described as the art of listening constructively. Most counsellors do not aim to influence their clients in a particular direction, but to help them explore the options open to them.

Counselling provides an opportunity for a client to work towards living a more satisfying and resourceful way. It can be used to help a wide range of problems including:  trauma, stress, depression, eating disorders and relationship issues.

Counselling can be arranged via doctor’s referral with a qualified professional and sessions are held on a Wednesday and Friday afternoon at the surgery.

Peace Hospice Care

Peace Hospice Care is an IAPT provider, and counselling is available for those with mild to moderate anxiety and depression, those suffering from a life limiting illness, and bereaved people. Appointments can be arranged via self-referral. Sessions are held on a Wednesday and Friday afternoon at the surgery.

You can find other useful mental health organisations here and here.

Healthy & Active Living

Thinking of getting healthy or need help with losing weight?

Healthy and Active in Herts

Healthy and Active in Herts is a new  and exciting project that can help local residents to get active. We know that getting active can be difficult so our local, friendly and professional Get Active Specialists can help you to get started.

Active Hearts team are highly qualified and experienced health and fitness professional with a focus on helping people to improve their health and well being through physical activity.

You will work together through a series of 1:1 consultations to set a personal plan of action that will make it simple for you to fit physical activity into your daily life. Lee, your local specialists will help to find fun and friendly activity to suit you, based on your fitness level and interests from free walks to badminton, from dance to swimming, Lee will help find the right activity for you.


We would love you to join the Active Herts programme, but please make sure you can answer YES to the following questions:

  • Do you currently do less than 30 minutes of physical activity or sport per week?
  • Are you over the age of 16?
  • Do you live in the borough of Hersmere?

To get started, contact Lee by phone or e-mail to book your first appointment at a time to suit you. Find out more Active Herts Project

Contact: Lee Bruce 07741 248 852 / [email protected]

Weight Loss Programmes (via GP Referral)

Slimming World

Weight Watchers

Smoking Cessation

Would you like help giving up smoking?

We offer appointments within the Surgery with our Healthcare Assistant Julie. Clinics are available all week including Monday evening and alternate Saturday mornings. Please speak to reception to book an appointment to give yourself the best possible chance of quitting…for good!

Useful Links

Visit the SMOKEFREE website for more information.

Wellbeing Service

The Wellbeing Service offers psychological help and practical support for people experiencing a wide range of very common mental health problems such as worry, low mood, insomnia and stress. We also provide support for carers and people who are struggling with the reality of living with long term physical health conditions. Our service can provide help too if you are experiencing anxiety or low mood during or after pregnancy.

Many of the options that we offer are based on cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) which has shown through research to be a highly effective psychological therapy for people experiencing anxiety or depression. CBT involves looking at the way you think and your ways of coping in order to identify changes that you can make that may help you to feel better.

We deliver treatment in a variety of ways to ensure we can support those needing help as flexibly as possible. Interventions include guided self-help using self-help materials, facilitated Computerised CBT programs, skills based workshops and individual sessions.

If you feel that you would benefit from the service, you are over 16 years and are registered with a GP in Hertfordshire, please make a self-referral by calling the team on 0300 777 0707 or completing a referral form online at

Alternatively you can discuss this further with your GP.

Once you a make contact with the team we aim to be in contact within a few days to book your initial assessment appointment.  At this assessment appointment you will be able to discuss your problems in more detail and reach a decision about which form of treatment may be most suitable for you.