What is Schema?

Schema Therapy has been developed to help people who experience problems in their relationships with others. It can also help those who have long-standing emotional difficulties. It is an integrative approach to psychological treatment, combining aspects of cognitive-behaviour, object relations and gestalt therapies.


This kind of therapy helps individuals identify thought and behaviour patterns underlying and perpetuating mental health problems.

You may find Schema therapy helpful if any of the following apply to you:

  • find yourself over-reacting to certain situations (which may lead to impulsive behaviours that you later regret).
  • are drawn to the same type of partner over and over, even your emotional needs are not met in these relationships.
  • feel stuck in habitual patterns or addictive behaviours that you can’t seem to change.
  • struggle to say no, or with the thought of others disliking you.
  • have low self-esteem or confidence, which holds you back from fulfilling your potential.


We run two Schema groups: Wednesday at 6pm and Friday at 5:30pm. Both sessions last for an hour and a half. You must have attended the CBT course before attending Schema.


The sessions are held at 3 Downing Place.


Please call us on 01223 357221 to come in for an initial meeting with one of our therapists.