Mental Health Therapies We Can Offer

At The British CBT & Counselling Service we offer a range of psychological therapies including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).

There are over five hundred different types of psychological therapies or talking therapies currently available and new treatments are continuously developing as a result of innovative psychological research.

A very small number of therapies have actually been proven in scientific studies to be effective but the majority have not. Below is a list of the most notable therapies and the evidence that supports them. You can click on each therapy below to find out more about who the therapy is for and how it works.

We offer Face to Face Counselling, Online/Skype Counselling and Telephone Counselling.

We have clinics in Richmond (Lambert Avenue), Richmond (Lower Mortlake Road), Liverpool Street, Clapham, Marylebone, Fulham, Islington, Twickenham, Chiswick, East Dulwich, Great Missenden and Nottingham. We also offer Online / Skype Counselling.
If you are unsure if therapy is right for you or have any questions then please call us on 0800 002 9068.

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Children & Teenager Counselling

Teenagers face many challenges, not only must they adapt to significant physical changes in their bodies but also to the increasing demands and expectations of society. This makes adolescence and early adulthood a common time for the emergence of mental health problems including anxiety, depression, eating disorders and obsessive compulsive disorder.

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Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is one of the ‘new wave’ CBT therapies. It combines aspects of traditional CBT with a range of other psychological techniques including: acceptance, mindfulness, commitment and behavioural change.

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Cognitive Therapy

Like Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Therapy works on the premise that the how we think dictates how we feel and what we do. So, if we are feeling and behaving in ways that are causing us distress the solution is to look at the accuracy and helpfulness of our thoughts and make adjustments here if appropriate.

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Elite Athlete Confidential Counselling

Many professional sports men and women are reluctant to seek help due the stigma attached to mental health problems, a lack of information about how such problems can interfere with their performance and a perception that getting help is a sign of weakness.
We offer Confidential Mental Health Services both face to face in one of our many clinics as well as via Skype, so no matter where in the world you are, you have access to our confidential services.

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Existential Therapy

Existential Therapy is a Humanistic Therapy which focuses on the philosophical doctrine of existentialism. In practice the therapist supports the patient to make sense of life whilst promoting the existentialist belief that life has no essential or predetermined meaning and the individual is entirely free and ultimately responsible, so meaning has to be found or created. The therapist supports the patient to live more authentically and purposefully whilst accepting the limitations of being human and focusing on the “here and now”.

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Gestalt Therapy

Gestalt Therapy is a Humanistic Therapy that is based loosely on the Gestalt concepts of unity and wholeness. Gestalt Therapy is usually conducted in groups and focuses on a person’s past experiences, memories, emotional states and bodily sensations to broaden self-awareness and personal responsibility.

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Person taking with a therapist

Humanistic Therapy

Humanistic Therapies are a group of therapies in which the therapist’s main goal is to help the individual recognise their strengths by offering a non-judgemental, understanding experience.

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Integrative Therapy

Integrative therapy describes an approach to therapy that combines different therapeutic techniques to create an individualised treatment programme. Instead of using an off-the-shelf protocol, integrative therapists use the principles of a variety of different therapies to tailor an approach that is specific to an individual patient’s needs.

More Info

Jungian Therapy

Jungian therapists aim to help individuals bring their unconscious and conscious together to help them to overcome psychological difficulties and enable self-awareness and self-actualisation. Key to this is discovering the root cause and motive related to the person’s difficulties. Strategies are then learnt to correct potentially maladaptive behavioural patterns.

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Mindfulness Based CBT

Mindfulness Based CBT is part of the ‘new wave’ or ‘third wave’ of cognitive-behavioural therapies. This approach combines traditional CBT with the Eastern Buddhist principles of mindfulness and meditation.

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Play Therapy

Therapists use Play Therapy as a tool to bring about a better understanding of the child’s inner experiences and to help young children make sense of difficult emotions, feelings and behaviours.

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Psychoanalysis Therapy

Psychoanalysis Therapy was founded by Sigmund Freud and is the based on the idea that distress can be reduced by making unconscious thoughts and motivations conscious.

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counsellor talking in a therapy session

Schema Focused CBT

Schema Focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is an extended version of traditional Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). Traditional CBT focuses principally on resolving current symptoms and their day to day triggers.

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Transactional Analysis

Transactional Analysis is based on the theory that we have three different parts of our personality: the parent, adult and child and our mental health and wellbeing is dependent on our ability to move between these effectively. Transactional Analysis explores which of these parts we use most often and how this can be changed to enhance our relationships.

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Behavioural Therapy

Behavioural Therapy can help to reduce unhelpful or self-destructive behaviours such as Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Fears, Phobias, Addiction, Anxiety and is also used to help those with chronic pain. Behavioural Therapy is based on the view that all behaviour is learnt and can therefore be unlearnt. It is a relatively practical therapy in which you learn a set of techniques or strategies that when practiced and regularly implemented will enable you to replace your unhelpful behaviours with helpful ones.

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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) looks at how our thoughts influence the way that we feel and what we do. It then helps us to identify thoughts that are inaccurate and/or unhelpful and causing us distress or resulting in problematic behaviours and replace them with thoughts that lead to an improvement in mood and the development of behaviours that get us to where we want to be.

More Info
Man sitting at a desk having therapy

Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)

DBT combines traditional Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) techniques with a range of other strategies aimed at enabling individuals to manage high levels of emotions (e.g. self-acceptance and nurturing, mindfulness meditation and distress tolerance) and improving interpersonal effectiveness (e.g. communication and assertiveness training).

More Info

Eye Movement Desensitisation Therapy (EMDR)

Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR) is predominantly used to help people suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). EMDR is a therapy that was developed initially for the treatment of trauma and combines exposure based therapy with a back and forwards movement of the eyes induced by the therapists moving finger.

More Info

Family Therapy

Family dynamics have a pivotal role to play in the problems of individual family members and to collective family unhappiness and distress. Often is it not sufficient to just focus on the individual member of a family (e.g. the child or adolescent) who is overtly struggling with a particular emotion (anxiety, depression) or behavioural problem (bed wetting, child refusing to go to school). Instead of seeing the individual’s symptoms as an expression of an internal conflict it can be more useful to see it as serving a function in balancing or unbalancing relationships within the family.

More Info

Group Therapy

Group therapy is an umbrella term that describes any therapy in which groups of individuals meet together with a therapist. The interactions among the members of the group are assumed to be therapeutic with individuals achieving benefit from peer support and gaining strength as they share their feelings and experience with others who are facing the same obstacles as themselves.

More Info

Hypnotherapy

Hypnotherapy is a general term for any therapy that makes use of hypnosis and is usually used in conjunction with another therapy.

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Interpersonal Psychotherapy

IPT focuses on how we interact in our relationships. It aims to reduce psychological distress by improving the way we interact with others and enabling us to get our needs met in our relationships. Therapists work with their patients to understand their current and past relationships and any interpersonal difficulties. They then teach patients a range of techniques in order to tackles these difficulties and facilitate a resolution.

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online therapy session

Person Centred Counselling & Therapy

Person-centred therapy, also referred to as client-centred therapy, is a humanistic approach to therapy with which a therapist seeks to understand a client’s personal experiences, thoughts and feelings.

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Psychodynamic Therapy

Psychodynamic Therapy helps people to understand how past experiences and relationships (in particular those with their parents) influences their day to day thoughts, choices, feelings and behaviours.

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Psychosexual Therapy

Psychosexual therapists create an environment free of judgement, in which individuals are encouraged to speak openly about personal sexual experiences, thoughts and behaviours.

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Reality Therapy

Reality Therapy focuses on the present and helping people to make better decisions in order to meet their goals. More specifically therapists help people to change negative thoughts and behaviours in order to change the way they feel.

More Info

Solution Focused Therapy

Solution Focused Therapy is a time-limited approach that focuses on finding solutions to current problems. Therapists help people to identify and utilise their strengths in order to build solutions with a rigorous focus on what can be achieved and not on what can’t.

More Info

Transpersonal Therapy

Transpersonal Therapy aims to help people reach their full potential by exploring a person’s spiritual and psychological needs. Key to this approach is focusing on the health of an individual’s ‘spirit’, therefore, specific techniques are taught in order to enhance a person’s self-realisation, self-actualisation and understanding of life.

More Info

Browse By Category

Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is one of the ‘new wave’ CBT therapies. It combines aspects of traditional CBT with a range of other psychological techniques including: acceptance, mindfulness, commitment and behavioural change.

More Info

Behavioural Therapy

Behavioural Therapy can help to reduce unhelpful or self-destructive behaviours such as Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Fears, Phobias, Addiction, Anxiety and is also used to help those with chronic pain. Behavioural Therapy is based on the view that all behaviour is learnt and can therefore be unlearnt. It is a relatively practical therapy in which you learn a set of techniques or strategies that when practiced and regularly implemented will enable you to replace your unhelpful behaviours with helpful ones.

More Info

Children & Teenager Counselling

Teenagers face many challenges, not only must they adapt to significant physical changes in their bodies but also to the increasing demands and expectations of society. This makes adolescence and early adulthood a common time for the emergence of mental health problems including anxiety, depression, eating disorders and obsessive compulsive disorder.

More Info

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) looks at how our thoughts influence the way that we feel and what we do. It then helps us to identify thoughts that are inaccurate and/or unhelpful and causing us distress or resulting in problematic behaviours and replace them with thoughts that lead to an improvement in mood and the development of behaviours that get us to where we want to be.

More Info

Cognitive Therapy

Like Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Therapy works on the premise that the how we think dictates how we feel and what we do. So, if we are feeling and behaving in ways that are causing us distress the solution is to look at the accuracy and helpfulness of our thoughts and make adjustments here if appropriate.

More Info

Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)

DBT combines traditional Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) techniques with a range of other strategies aimed at enabling individuals to manage high levels of emotions (e.g. self-acceptance and nurturing, mindfulness meditation and distress tolerance) and improving interpersonal effectiveness (e.g. communication and assertiveness training).

More Info

Elite Athlete Confidential Counselling

Many professional sports men and women are reluctant to seek help due the stigma attached to mental health problems, a lack of information about how such problems can interfere with their performance and a perception that getting help is a sign of weakness.
We offer Confidential Mental Health Services both face to face in one of our many clinics as well as via Skype, so no matter where in the world you are, you have access to our confidential services.

More Info

Existential Therapy

Existential Therapy is a Humanistic Therapy which focuses on the philosophical doctrine of existentialism. In practice the therapist supports the patient to make sense of life whilst promoting the existentialist belief that life has no essential or predetermined meaning and the individual is entirely free and ultimately responsible, so meaning has to be found or created. The therapist supports the patient to live more authentically and purposefully whilst accepting the limitations of being human and focusing on the “here and now”.

More Info

Eye Movement Desensitisation Therapy (EMDR)

Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR) is predominantly used to help people suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). EMDR is a therapy that was developed initially for the treatment of trauma and combines exposure based therapy with a back and forwards movement of the eyes induced by the therapists moving finger.

More Info

Family Therapy

Family dynamics have a pivotal role to play in the problems of individual family members and to collective family unhappiness and distress. Often is it not sufficient to just focus on the individual member of a family (e.g. the child or adolescent) who is overtly struggling with a particular emotion (anxiety, depression) or behavioural problem (bed wetting, child refusing to go to school). Instead of seeing the individual’s symptoms as an expression of an internal conflict it can be more useful to see it as serving a function in balancing or unbalancing relationships within the family.

More Info

Gestalt Therapy

Gestalt Therapy is a Humanistic Therapy that is based loosely on the Gestalt concepts of unity and wholeness. Gestalt Therapy is usually conducted in groups and focuses on a person’s past experiences, memories, emotional states and bodily sensations to broaden self-awareness and personal responsibility.

More Info

Group Therapy

Group therapy is an umbrella term that describes any therapy in which groups of individuals meet together with a therapist. The interactions among the members of the group are assumed to be therapeutic with individuals achieving benefit from peer support and gaining strength as they share their feelings and experience with others who are facing the same obstacles as themselves.

More Info

Humanistic Therapy

Humanistic Therapies are a group of therapies in which the therapist’s main goal is to help the individual recognise their strengths by offering a non-judgemental, understanding experience.

More Info

Hypnotherapy

Hypnotherapy is a general term for any therapy that makes use of hypnosis and is usually used in conjunction with another therapy.

More Info

Integrative Therapy

Integrative therapy describes an approach to therapy that combines different therapeutic techniques to create an individualised treatment programme. Instead of using an off-the-shelf protocol, integrative therapists use the principles of a variety of different therapies to tailor an approach that is specific to an individual patient’s needs.

More Info

Interpersonal Psychotherapy

IPT focuses on how we interact in our relationships. It aims to reduce psychological distress by improving the way we interact with others and enabling us to get our needs met in our relationships. Therapists work with their patients to understand their current and past relationships and any interpersonal difficulties. They then teach patients a range of techniques in order to tackles these difficulties and facilitate a resolution.

More Info

Jungian Therapy

Jungian therapists aim to help individuals bring their unconscious and conscious together to help them to overcome psychological difficulties and enable self-awareness and self-actualisation. Key to this is discovering the root cause and motive related to the person’s difficulties. Strategies are then learnt to correct potentially maladaptive behavioural patterns.

More Info

Mindfulness Based CBT

Mindfulness Based CBT is part of the ‘new wave’ or ‘third wave’ of cognitive-behavioural therapies. This approach combines traditional CBT with the Eastern Buddhist principles of mindfulness and meditation.

More Info

Person Centred Counselling & Therapy

Person-centred therapy, also referred to as client-centred therapy, is a humanistic approach to therapy with which a therapist seeks to understand a client’s personal experiences, thoughts and feelings.

More Info

Play Therapy

Therapists use Play Therapy as a tool to bring about a better understanding of the child’s inner experiences and to help young children make sense of difficult emotions, feelings and behaviours.

More Info

Psychoanalysis Therapy

Psychoanalysis Therapy was founded by Sigmund Freud and is the based on the idea that distress can be reduced by making unconscious thoughts and motivations conscious.

More Info

Psychodynamic Therapy

Psychodynamic Therapy helps people to understand how past experiences and relationships (in particular those with their parents) influences their day to day thoughts, choices, feelings and behaviours.

More Info

Psychosexual Therapy

Psychosexual therapists create an environment free of judgement, in which individuals are encouraged to speak openly about personal sexual experiences, thoughts and behaviours.

More Info

Reality Therapy

Reality Therapy focuses on the present and helping people to make better decisions in order to meet their goals. More specifically therapists help people to change negative thoughts and behaviours in order to change the way they feel.

More Info

Schema Focused CBT

Schema Focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is an extended version of traditional Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). Traditional CBT focuses principally on resolving current symptoms and their day to day triggers.

More Info

Solution Focused Therapy

Solution Focused Therapy is a time-limited approach that focuses on finding solutions to current problems. Therapists help people to identify and utilise their strengths in order to build solutions with a rigorous focus on what can be achieved and not on what can’t.

More Info

Transactional Analysis

Transactional Analysis is based on the theory that we have three different parts of our personality: the parent, adult and child and our mental health and wellbeing is dependent on our ability to move between these effectively. Transactional Analysis explores which of these parts we use most often and how this can be changed to enhance our relationships.

More Info

Transpersonal Therapy

Transpersonal Therapy aims to help people reach their full potential by exploring a person’s spiritual and psychological needs. Key to this approach is focusing on the health of an individual’s ‘spirit’, therefore, specific techniques are taught in order to enhance a person’s self-realisation, self-actualisation and understanding of life.

More Info