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Mindfulness based cognitive therapy

Mindfulness based cognitive therapy can help you lead a fuller, happier more productive life without the burden of depression. Book online today.

What is mindfulness based cognitive therapy?

This is a new form of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) developed for treating severe relapsing depression which epidemiological studies across 6 European countries found occurs in 6.9% of the population (Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy for depression by Segal ZV, Williams JMG, Teasdale, JD, 2012, Guildford Press.)

What does this treatment involve?

It combines the philosophy of mindfulness with CBT. It has been very well researched by 5 randomized controlled trails and is now the recommended treatment of choice for this condition by the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidelines for the Treatment and Management of Depression p37-38 Sections 1.9.1.8 to 10.

This treatment consists of group therapy 2.5 hours a week over 8 weeks – a total of 20 hours. It works by helping change the patient’s ruminative negative thought patterns typical of depression so that patients learn to identify and cope with them better. It teaches them to be calmer and more positive about making the most of their lives.

What are the benefits?

77% patients do not relapse again – please ensure we have back-up. Without depression they can lead fuller, happier more productive lives. It is also a cost effective therapy.

How safe is this treatment?

Non Invasive. Very safe.

Specialists offering Mindfulness based cognitive therapy

Dr Ian Nnatu

Consultant Psychiatrist

MB BS, PG DIP (CBT), MSc, FRCPsych

BMI The Clementine Churchill Hospital 1 more BMI Syon Clinic

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Dr Sue Peacock

Consultant Health Psychologist

PhD, MSc, BSc (Hons), CP sychol, AFBPsS

BMI The Saxon Clinic

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Dr Christine Marklow

Consultant Psychologist

BSc MSc

BMI The Highfield Hospital

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Dr Yvonne McNeill

Senior Chartered Clinical Psychologist

MA in Psychology (MA); Masters of Science (MSc) in Psychological Medicine; Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (D.Clin.Psych.)

BMI Ross Hall Hospital

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Dr Anita Houghton

Cognitive Behavioural Therapist

MBBS, MSc, FFPH, Postgraduate Diploma in CBT, Master Practitioner in NLP

BMI The Blackheath Hospital

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Professor Craig White

Consultant Clinical Psychologist

B.Sc. (Hons), ClinPsyD., PG Cert, PhD, MML

BMI Carrick Glen Hospital 1 more BMI Ross Hall Hospital

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