Steps 2 Wellbeing

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Treatment Interventions

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Steps2Wellbeing offer two "steps" of treatment. The treatment each service user is offered will depend on their presenting condition and severity.

Step 2 Support

Step 2 is carried out by Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners (PWPs), and on average comprises of of 4-6 sessions of face-to-face or telephone-based guided self-help based on the principles of CBT. This can include psycho-educational information; identification of challenging negative automatic thoughts; behavioural action; problem solving; sleep hygiene; and guided self-help activities. We can also offer computerised CBT (cCBT) and signposting.

Step 3 Support

Step 3 is delivered by Cognitive Behavioural Therapists or counsellors.

CBT therapists offer an average of 10-12 one to one sessions and disorder specific groups/ courses. CBT is time-limited and goal-specific and is particularly effective for the treatment of depression; generalised anxiety disorder (GAD); panic disorders; obsessive compulsive disorder; post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD); social phobia and specific phobias; and health anxiety (hyperchondriasis).

Counsellors offer an average of 6-8 sessions of counselling for mild to moderate problems such as adjustment reactions which may be amenable to a counselling approach including complex bereavement or grief; coping with illness, injury, or loss; developmental or life crises; emotional, physical or sexual abuse (not including active PTSD); family and relationship issues; self-image and identity issues; and depression where CBT has been turned down or ineffective.