This level is provided by Cognitive Behavioural Therapists and High Intensity Therapists (HITs). The therapists deliver Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for clients experiencing moderate to moderately severe depression and anxiety disorders. This step is appropriate for you if you haven't noticed an improvement in response after trying the treatments at Step 2 or another previous therapy. Treatment at this level involves attending some more in-depth workshops dealing with things like depression, Generalised Anxiety Disorder and panic.

You can expect the workshops and a Step 3 therapist to;

  • Identify and understand your problems
  • Provide you with up-to-date and helpful information, including handouts, booklets or links to websites, to read and inform you on where to get further information which might help.
  • Introduce you to self-help activities to help you overcome your difficulties.
  • Develop skills to change unhelpful ways of thinking
  • Recognise unhelpful coping strategies and develop skills to adapt your behaviour so you can do more of the things you want to do
  • Set ‘homework’ tasks with you at the end of each session, based on your individual needs and goals.
  • Help you to acquire tools and techniques to help yourself, improve your wellbeing, and that will help you minimise and prevent future problems.
  • Identify ways to work towards your goals and aspirations
  • Regularly review your progress through discussion and through the use of standard questionnaires.