How Many CBT Counselling Sessions Will I Need?

How Many CBT Counselling Sessions Will I Need?

- 22nd January, 2020

The number of sessions you will need will depend upon the severity and chronicity of your problem(s), and the amount of time you can dedicate to implementing skills learnt in between sessions.  CBT Counselling involves 2 phases, the first involves focusing on reducing your symptoms and improving your day to day experience.  The second involves eliminating the factors that have led you to develop the symptoms in the first place, this second phase will future proof the improvements and ensure that your symptoms do not return.  An average minimum for the first phase of CBT Counselling :

  • Mild problems ( relatively recent onset) – 10-15 CBT Counselling sessions
  • Moderate problems – 20-30 CBT Counselling sessions
  • Severe problems – 40+ CBT Counselling sessions.

The second phase of CBT Counselling is usually between 20-60 sessions and can follow on immediately from the completion of the first phase (recommended) or after a short break.

The CBT Counselling programme is reviewed on a regular basis to ensure that satisfactory progress is being made and that you are comfortable with all aspects of the CBT Counselling you are receiving.

The more time you can dedicate to practicing the techniques you are taught the more quickly you will begin to notice improvements in how you feel and how you respond things.

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