At Gamblingtherapy.co.uk we understand that you want to see quick results, however we also recognise that making life long changes to your behaviour and thinking process that takes time. We therefore tend to structure our therapy courses to first include a course of weekly sessions (typically 6-12) followed by follow-up sessions every couple of months after. In this way you can quickly move on with your life but can still benefit from the occasional ‘check up’ and the support offered whilst trying to implement the new changes into their lives.
We offer the following types of therapy:
Metacognitive Therapy (MCT)
Metacognitive processes are concerned with our ‘thinking about thinking’ and the way that we feel about, judge and evaluate our own mental processes. MCT is conducted in a similar way to CBT in that it is collaborative and time-limited. It is also placing heave emphasis on thoughts, emotions, behaviours and physiology however rather than being concerned about the nature of thoughts, MCT is focusing on the way people think, more particularly unhelpful ways of thinking and relating to ones’ thoughts. Metacognitive Therapy is gaining scientific strength and is now being applied to a variety of conditions with good results. MCT also incorporates homework as a vital part of therapy. MCT would be particularly useful to try for those individuals who feel like CBT has not worked well for them.
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
CBT is the main therapy offered within the NHS today and is recommended by NICE guidelines for a wide range of conditions. CBT is a structured, time-limited therapy where the therapist and client work collaboratively in order to achieve the desired changes. CBT places emphasis on thoughts, emotions, behaviour and physiology and how these interact. The therapist helps the client formulate the problem and give it context. Although earlier experiences and childhood issues will often be discussed and used to inform the understanding of the current problem, the sessions are more focused on the present and the future. Together with the therapist the client will learn to identify and modify unhelpful ways of thinking and behaving in order to achieve a more positive frame of mind and less negative emotions. Unhelpful patterns of thinking and behaving are highlighted and clients learn how to modify their thoughts, thereby experiencing less negative emotions and engaging in less maladaptive behaviours. Homework form an integral part of CBT and acts as the bridge between the sessions and the client’s outside world.
During a course of therapy you are likely to be getting a little bit of both the above therapy styles since they work very well together.
We want our clients to find a therapy that works with their lives, and therefore offer flexible choices for our clinical services;
• Face-to-Face individual sessions (typically 6-12 weekly sessions with follow—up sessions for months to come)
• Remote therapy- for those who cannot or do not wish to attend in person. Remote therapy is offered via SKYPE/email and phone.
• Assessment and referral service. Clients will be assessed and referred to local services (NHS) or appropriate private service.
• Intense therapy; if you are reluctant to be an inpatient but feel strongly that you need more than a weekly therapy session, you have the option of attending several times weekly to optimise your chances of remaining abstinent during the early phases of your recovery.
Psykolog service och KBT på Svenska i London eller online
Jag erbjuder även psykolog service för svenskar i London. Kognitiv Beteende terapi för ångest, depression, beroende problem mm. kan erbjudas fran Harley street.
Specialist behandling av spelberoende och andra beroende beteenden kan erbjudas online via skype eller alternativt per telefon.