Who is Behavioural Therapy for?
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 Behavioural Therapy 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 practised 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.
I had a course of CBT Counselling with The Harley Psychology & Therapy Group (Richmond) and although it didn’t provide me with the quick fix miracle solution I was hoping for, it has made my problems feel more manageable.
All of our Therapists offer Counselling, click here to view the team.
What the Research into Behavioural Therapy Says
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 treating 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.