Catherine Atnas, a private psychologist in Chelsea, suggests how patients can improve the outcome of CBT by practising techniques outside of the sessions and doing background reading. Chelsea Psychology Clinic are a group of London psychologists and psychiatrists offering private psychological therapy and psychiatry treatment from their premises across central London and Chelsea. The private therapy sessions cover the following areas: – Acceptance & Commitment Therapy – Cognitive Analytic Therapy – Cognitive-behavioural Therapy – Couples Therapy – Dialectical-behaviour Therapy – Mentalisation Based Treatment – Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy – Schema Therapy https://www.thechelseapsychologyclinic.com
So, in CBT, there is an expectation that you will be practising things in between sessions, which tend to be weekly and last for up to an hour. And so, clients are usually assigned homework assignment for tasks to do, which might be based on continuing with some of the work you’ve done in that session, or might be doing some extra reading outside of the sessions in order to help you to generalise some of the learning, and also in order to take it out into the real world.