BEHAVIOURAL COUPLES THERAPY
This is a therapy for couples who are in a committed relationship and have been living together for at least 6 months.
Behavioural Couples Therapy (BCT) is an approach that can help people in a relationship with the emotional difficulties that can arise between partners, especially when one or both people are depressed. These sessions focus on improving communication, managing feelings and changing behaviour, solving problems and promoting acceptance, and revising perceptions and expectations.
Relationship problems that can be dealt with in BCT include overcoming a previous affair, family difficulties, or those that are having difficulty communicating effectively and making decisions together. This therapy sees you, the couple, as one patient and does not attempt to provide individual therapy for one specific person within your relationship.
Much like one-to-one CBT, the couple would need to be able to commit to regular (usually weekly) sessions and to be in a position to engage in a structured, change focused therapy.
Research has shown that relationship satisfaction after completion of BCT greatly improves.
To speak to someone about Behavioural Couples Therapy, please call our main service telephone number on 0300 123 1156
A workshop designed specifically for carers to help them develop cognitive and behavioural skills to cope with the challenges of caregiving. When? 12 noon – 2pm, 18 July 2017
Looking at what assertiveness (passiveness vs. assertiveness vs. aggression) and techniques to develop assertive behaviours. When? 21st March and 23rd May
Experiential workshop to introduce the concept of mindfulness. When?21st Feb and 4th April
Workshop focussed on basic relaxation strategies for stress. When? 28th March and 30th May
Workshop about normal sleep and methods to improve disrupted sleep. When? 14th March and 9th May
Come and reflect on shared experiences of a chosen theme and a chance to meet new people. Includes gentle physical exercises and techniques to help unwind and relax. Modular programme, you can join at the start of any module.When? March (TBC), Thursdays, Weekly, 10.15-11.45am.
Helping people become aware of their emotional experiences and develop skills to support their emotional well-being. Modular programme (13 weeks total), you can join at the start of any module. When? Thurs 16th Feb for Interpersonal Effectiveness Module. Next module 9th March, 5.45-7pm.
Understanding what social anxiety is, what causes it, and what keeps it going. When? Monday 8th May, 6.15-7.45pm. 10 weekly sessions in total.
Helping people develop cognitive behavioural skills for managing worry. When? May (TBC), 6.15-7.45pm. 12 weekly sessions in total.
Helping people manage the emotional effects of a living with a Long Term Health Condition. When? March (TBC), 1.30-3.30pm. 8 weekly sessions in total.
MBCT course for those who are looking to learn the skill of mindfulness practice. When? April (TBC), 5.30-7.45pm. 8 weekly sessions in total.
Designed for people who feel low in self-esteem and confidence and may experience low mood and/or anxiety. When? April (TBC) 6-7.45pm. 12 weekly sessions in total. Where? 194 Hammersmith Road
When? May (TBC), 12-2pm. 12 weekly sessions in total.
A 2 session evening workshop giving an introduction to CBT, for those joining the waiting list for individual CBT who have had their assessment. When? Tues 14th Feb (next one 16th March), 6.15-7.45pm.