Behavioural Therapy

Behavioural Therapy

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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.

How It Works?

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.
Examples of behavioural therapy include assertiveness training or therapy, desensitisation therapy, implosion therapy, reciprocal inhibition therapy and token economy therapy.


A Recent Testimonial

“I had been feeling quite desperate before starting therapy and hadn’t really been sure of how effective it would be for me. I’ve had problems with obsessive thoughts since being very young and had found ways of at least coping with them which meant I could function on an apparently normal level. When we found out that I was pregnant I just felt that I had to at least try getting some help and have been amazed by how much difference it has made to me and my partner. I honestly feel one hundred times better. Thank you so much for your help.”.
Jane - Richmond

What Does the Research Say?

Recent research into depression has shown that behavioural approaches can be as successful as cognitive approaches in decreasing depression symptoms and might be more suitable for children and adolescents. Behavioural Therapy has also been shown to be helpful for people with chronic constipation and for weight loss when used alongside dieting. However, Behavioural Therapy tends to be more effective when combined with Cognitive Therapy, for example Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

Further Reading

For further information see, Simply Psychology – Behavioural Therapy


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All of our Therapists offer Behavioural Therapy counselling, click here to view the team.