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Types of therapy

Oxford CBT provide flexible and simple access to helpful pathways that support with mental health and wellbeing through effective evidence-based therapy delivered by accredited professionals.

effective evidence-based therapy

Our private mental health service comprises a team of highly respected clinicians and experts within their field. Our team of exceptional clinicians have a wealth of diverse experience and specialisms among them that enable us to treat a wide variety spectrum of conditions with different types of suitable evidence-based treatments and therapies. 

After your initial assessment, your therapist will recommend the most suitable type of therapy and support that will best suit your needs. The recommended course of therapy will help treat the difficulties and challenges being faced to work towards better living and wellness freedom for you or the loved-one you are supporting. 

Our therapies can be delivered:


Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (known as CBT), is a talking therapy designed to help people manage their problems by changing the way they think and behave. It aims to encourage us to become more aware of negative thoughts and of the behavioural patterns which reinforce our unhelpful thinking.
It’s most commonly used to treat anxiety and depression, but can help a broad range of both mental and physical health problems.
CBT is designed to allow us to work with patients to discuss lifes problems, which may include work stress, difficulties with relationships, excessive pain, self-esteem issues and uncomfortable emotions such as depression, anxiety, bereavement, stress and anger.


Dialectical Behaviour Therapy

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) is based on a combination of both acceptance and change strategies, which together increase more helpful and adaptive behaviour. DBT has its roots in traditional CBT and is concerned with the same elements as CBT i.e. Thoughts (Cognitions), Behaviours, Physiology and emotions but it also focuses on the process of thinking and our relationship to our thoughts.

DBT works to decrease emotional suffering and help build a life worth living. DBT teaches specific practical skills in order to help people deal more effectively with themselves and the world around them. The main focus being on the present, the here and now.

There are three components to the therapy: Weekly Skills group, where you learn coping skills; Weekly Individual sessions, where you complete an analysis of unhelpful behaviour; Telephone coaching, where your therapist can coach using the skills you have learned in the moment. 


Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is an innovative psychotherapy treatment to help people who are experiencing distress and other difficult symptoms as a result from a trauma, also known as PTSD. 

EMDR involves desensitizing the trauma and feelings through making rhythmic eye movements while recalling the traumatic event. This can sometime be through following a light or following the therapist’s finger from side to side with your eyes. The rapid eye movements are intended to create a similar effect to the way your brain processes memories and experiences while you’re sleeping. This practice can help reduce symptoms of PTSD by helping you change the way you think about the traumatic experience.


Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Eating Disorders

CBT-E can also be referred to as CBT-ED is an umbrella term used to refer to all ‘evidence-based’ forms of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Eating Disorders. These therapies have been adapted from CBT to specifically work for eating disorders and share the approach of encouraging behavioural change to address the thoughts and emotions that underpin eating disorders.

CBT-ED has been widely researched and recommended in several national guidelines, including those in the UK. It is effective for all types of eating problems, including anorexia nervosa, binge-eating disorder, and bulimia nervosa. In general, around two-thirds of those who complete treatment will do well.

Coaching & Wellness

If you would like to stay on top of your mental wellbeing or needing extra support and are not experiencing any severe mental health conditions then coaching or general check-in booster sessions can be helpful for you. Our Coaching supports general wellbeing and delivered by qualified professional therapists who are experienced in evidence-based therapies and techniques. 

CBT is an effective short-term treatment where you will learn and practise a number of skills and techniques. When therapy ends, if you regularly and consciously practise these skills and techniques then, over time, they will become more automatic. A follow-up ‘booster’ appointment ensures that you are still on track and if there have been any problems then they can be ‘nipped in the bud’. We recommend that clients have a ‘booster’ appointment one month and three months after the end of treatment. You can also book a ‘booster’ appointment anytime you feel you need a bit more help.

Consider online therapy

Online sessions are a flexible alternative to in person sessions and have been proven to be equally as effective.

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What Our Patients Have To Say

15:37 01 Sep 23
Highly recommend Oxford CBT. Deepika was incredibly helpful when it came to invoices for insurance, and changing between in-person and online sessions. My weekly sessions with Ellie were always positive, she always validated my feelings and provided me with techniques to reach my therapy goals. She is brilliant, and I would recommend her to anyone who is looking for help.
Imogen GrahamImogen Graham
14:10 08 Jun 23
Can't speak highly enough of Oxford CBT. The booking/rearrangement process has been updated to be really easy, and the flexibility to be online or in-person is invaluable. I worked on my struggles with depression and anxiety with Ellen and then more extensively with Ellie and she helped me so much, even just session-to-session she's so friendly and warm and validating, I could laugh with her just as often as I could cry. When I started CBT I wasn't convinced that it would work but with the patience of Ellen and Ellie, I'm doing so much better. Thank you so much to them and to Oxford CBT.
Gemma LandersGemma Landers
14:03 20 May 22
It was very easy to book sessions. Jennifer was a great therapist, every session with her was great and really helped me. She was kind and caring and knowledgeable. All the things she gave me to help, worked, and I still use them now when I need to. CBT really helped me and I would highly recommend Oxford CBT.
James WestgateJames Westgate
11:10 27 Sep 21
Karen IsonKaren Ison
15:52 14 Sep 21
I have just completed a final phase of therapy. It has been hard work but so beneficial. The schema therapy knowledge that Tom used has given me a much better insight into how my childhood has impacted me as an adult and given me freedom from the past and the ability to move on. Tom's unfailing encouragement and empathy kept me going on the difficult journey. I would recommend to anyone.
Elizabeth RoweElizabeth Rowe
16:39 03 Mar 21
I started doing weekly CBT sessions with Ellie in September 2020 at a time when I was suffering badly from insomnia and was looking for help dealing with anxiety and racing thoughts at night. Although we never met in person but only over Zoom, I felt as though Ellie and I had some really good conversations. She's an immensely sympathetic and caring person and she also has a good sense of humour. She really tried hard to help me talk through my problems and to give me CBT-based strategies for dealing with stress. I'd recommend her to anyone.
12:20 07 Jul 20
I had my therapy sessions with Adam Lacey. He is just amazing. He has empowered me to be more in touch with myself and more true to my values. He has helped me to understand the matrix through which I see the world, in order to change it accordingly to what I really believe in and to what I find more useful in this moment of my life. He has helped to develop my compassionate side both towards myself and towards others. We’ve worked together on self criticism and self confidence. I felt Adam kept adapting the sessions according to my needs, mixing up different styles and supporting me holistically. I also brought to him themes that might be less common for therapists (such as polyamory) and he has made me feel welcomed, safe and supported.Skype sessions worked perfectly fine. Adam has been able to create a connection and make me feel completely comfortable with the online sessions.

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