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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a talking therapy that helps manage problems by changing thoughts and behaviours. The primary difference in treating children and adolescents is that the younger person does not have as much control of his or her life. Therapists teach children that thoughts cause feelings and moods that can influence behaviour and help develop strategies for coping with problems in a more positive way.  

Educational Psychologists from Merton have used CBT with primary and secondary students for a range of issues, including anger management, exam anxiety, school refusal and fear of playtime. Parents and teachers remain involved throughout where appropriate.  

Schools can access this service through the Educational Psychology Service (EPS).

Who to contact

Contact Name
Educational Psychology Service
020 8545 4820

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Referral required
Referral Details

This service is bought in by schools and other educational settings as required to support children in their care. If you have concerns about your child’s SEN, talk to your school or setting Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCo). You can ask her or him about involving an Educational Psychologist (EP).

Last updated: 02/11/2021
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