Access to private CBT treatment can occur via a number of routes, the most common include:
- Self-referral – simply call or email directly and set up an initial assessment appointment.
- GP referral – as a privately funded client or via private medical insurance (BUPA).
- Psychiatric referral – as a privately funded client or via a large range of private medical insurers.
- Rehabilitation – referral by rehabilitation agencies following an accident or traumatic event.
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy is an evidenced-based approach which can be used to address many common psychological problems. A collaborative approach is developed allowing client and therapist to tackle problems together.
A clear understanding of the problem is developed which helps to show where change needs to occur. Homework tasks are set between sessions to encourage change, each step of the way being supported in sessions. A typical therapeutic contract lasts between 8-12 sessions.
Typically, an initial meeting is arranged to take the full history of the problem. The meeting is concluded with recommendations for the most appropriate way forward which may include a recommendation for CBT treatment or a variety of appropriate onward referral pathways.
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