English psychologist - cognitive therapy
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) is one of the most established and researched psychological therapies, shown to be effective for a wide range of problems.
The application of CBT varies according to the problem being addressed, but is essentially a structured, collaborative therapy, aiming to help you identify unhelpful thoughts and behaviour, and to help you find more helpful thoughts, skills and habits.
English psychologist - meta cognitive therapy
MCT is a time-limited therapy which usually takes place between 8–12 sessions. The therapist uses discussions with the patient to discover their metacognitive beliefs, experiences and strategies. The therapist then shares the model with the patient, pointing out how their particular symptoms are caused and maintained.
Therapy introduces techniques tailored to the patient’s difficulties aimed at changing how the patient relates to thoughts and that bring extended thinking under control. Experiments are used to challenge metacognitive beliefs (e.g. “my worries are uncontrollable”) and strategies such as attentional training technique and detached mindfulness (this is a distinct strategy from various other mindfulness techniques)
In 2019, a special issue in the journal Frontiers of Psychology highlighted the growing experimental, clinical, and neuropsychological evidence base for MCT.