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Behaviour Therapy

Behaviour Therapy is a type of intervention that focuses on changing undesirable or unhelpful behaviours. Behaviour Therapy involves identifying unhelpful behaviours and replacing them with healthier types of behaviour.

Behaviour Therapy can be used to treat a wide range of psychological conditions including, but not limited to, Depression, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD), Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), and certain addictions. Behaviour therapy may also be used to treat insomnia, chronic fatigue, and phobic behaviour. This type of therapy may require fewer treatment sessions than cognitive therapy. However, the length of therapeutic treatment varies with each individual patient.

Behaviour Therapy typically begins with an analysis by a trained therapist. The therapist analyses the behaviours of the person that cause stress, reduce the person’s quality of life, or otherwise have a negative impact on the life of the person. Once this analysis is complete, the therapist chooses appropriate treatment techniques.