Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine
60 Great Ormond Street
London, WC1N 3HR
Other referral information
The psychological therapy services are not directly accessible to external referrals from GPs but only by internal referral from RLHIM physicians in services for chronic physical health problems.
Psychological Therapies Service
(Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)
The Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine
60 Great Ormond Street
CBT is a talking therapy. Patients work with a therapist to understand the problems they face and to find solutions.
The overall aim of CBT is to provide psychological tools for patients to use to help address problems and manage their difficulties. This therapy has been shown to improve overall psychological and physical well-being.
CBT focuses on ‘here and now’ problems and difficulties. It can help you to identify and adapt how you think (cognitive) and what you do (behaviour) in order to influence your emotional wellbeing and physical symptoms.
The psychological therapy services are not directly accessible to external referrals from GPs but only by internal referral from RLHIM physicians in services for chronic physical health problems, including:
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (but call it ME/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome)
- Chronic pain-related conditions
- Fibromyalgia Syndrome
- Functional gastrointestinal disorders such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), functional dyspepsia, chronic abdominal pain
At the first appointment, a CBT therapist will do a thorough assessment. The therapist and patient work to understand how thinking, feeling and behaving are related. Therapist and patient then identify helpful goals.
Together you will review your progress during the programme.
Follow-up sessions are on an individual or group basis. The sessions are usually weekly and vary from six to eight sessions.
If you are unable to attend your appointment, please let us know at least 48 hours beforehand so we can offer your appointment to someone else. If you do not attend your appointment without telling us we may refer you back to your GP. Following your treatment, you will be referred to your GP.
If your appointment is more than 24 hours away, please change or cancel it by using the online form below or calling us on 020 3456 7890.
If your appointment is within the next 24 hrs please call us on 020 3456 7890.
If you have any non-urgent queries regarding your appointment or our services, please email us at email@example.com and we will respond to you within 72 hours.
The RLHIM is also a teaching hospital and from time to time other healthcare professionals may observe in outpatient clinics as part of a training course. We will always ask your permission for students to sit in during your consultation. You do not have to have students present if you would prefer not to.