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
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.
Get in touch with us and we will assess your needs and expertly pair you with the right clinician and services to get you on the path to embracing life.
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