Talking Therapies

Need to talk? We provide face-to-face counselling sessions through the online therapy service Dr. Julian at no cost.

One-to-one talking therapy

There’s a vast amount of research that shows how beneficial counselling can be for dealing with the ups and downs of life. To put accessible mental healthcare in the hands of everyone in the drinks industry, we’ve teamed up with online therapy service Dr Julian, to offer one-to-one sessions with highly experienced therapists and psychologists through video chat, telephone, and text messages. The service provides a secure and caring environment where they listen and treat you as the unique individual that you are, which in turn allows you to focus fully on your health.

Members of the drinks hospitality industry can access the Dr Julian services at no cost to themselves. For those struggling with ongoing and significant concerns, The Drinks Trust will consider funding ongoing treatment, although these will be granted only in circumstances of significant ongoing need. 


Some of the issues we can help with include..


Anxiety is a feeling of unease, such as worry or fear, which can be mild or severe. We all have feelings of anxiety at some point in our life which may be brought about by having to sit an exam, have a doctors appointment or a job interview.


Stress is our body’s way of responding to any kind of threat. Some common things that can make us feel stress include experiencing something new or unexpected, something that threatens your feeling of self, or feeling you have little control over a situation.


Depression is characterized by persistent sadness, and low moods and affects your everyday life. It is a common mental health disorder experienced through feelings of guilt, low self-worth, poor sleeping, low energy and poor concentration.


In order to access our counselling services, we ask you to follow a short and simple process:

  • Complete a short application form giving us your name and contact details so that we can register you with Dr Julian
  • We also ask for a very brief summary of your circumstances so that Dr Julian can pass this information confidentially to your counsellor

We ask you to upload a payslip as proof that you work or have worked in the drinks or hospitality industry.


We authorise an initial 3 sessions automatically however, if your counsellor feels that you will need more they simply contact us for further authorisation. The Drinks Trust covers up to 10 appointments. 


The embedded application form is a form created by our CRM, Beacon, which is hosted on a closed network on servers based in the UK, that are not accessible to the public. All sensitive data, including contact information, payment records, passwords and API keys are encrypted.


Our Talking Therapy service is completely free of charge and can be accessed by anyone in our industry, no matter the financial situation or length of service in the drinks hospitality industry.

Applicants will be asked to demonstrate to be working in the industry currently and must complete a short application. The details collected are limited and kept entirely confidential.




Dr Julian is an online app-based therapy service which puts mental healthcare into the hands of the individual.

Dr Julian has brought together a range of highly experienced therapists/psychologists, all with Master’s Degree level training or above, who offer psychological therapy, through on-line video sessions and instantaneous text, that you can have on your phone, tablet or computer whenever and wherever you want. The service provides a secure and caring environment where they listen and treat you as the individual that you are, which in turn allows you to focus fully on your health.