Behavioural Therapy

Behavioural therapy is a talking therapy, usually shorter term, is based on the belief that your unwanted or unhealthy behaviours are a learned response to your past experiences.

Behavioural therapy encourages people to eradicate unwanted behaviour and to modify extreme behavioural responses to problems such as stress and anxiety and to develop more positive behaviour such as planning activities and doing constructive things they would usually avoid doing.

It fosters positive behavioural change and therefore works best for mental health conditions that cause unwanted behaviour such as addictions, fears, anxiety, phobias and obsessive-compulsive disorder. It is based on the theory that learnt behaviour in response to past experiences can be unlearnt or reformulated, without focusing on the reasoning for the original behaviour.