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Schema therapy

If you’d like more information on schema therapy, here is a useful short video: 


what is schema therapy

Here are two very good books on schema therapy to help further your understanding of the model and even apply it to your problems without the help of a therapist:

Breaking Negative Thinking Patterns: A Schema Therapy Self-Help and Support Book by Gitta Jacob, Hannie van Genderen and Laura Seebauer (published by Wiley Blackwell, 2015)

Reinventing Your Life: The Bestselling Breakthrough Program To End Negative Behaviour And Feel Great Again by Jeffrey E. Young and Janet Klosko (Penguin, 1994)

Urgent support

Schema therapy is not an emergency intervention. If you are experiencing significant distress and need help urgently, then please use the following resources.

SANEline: 0300 304 7000;

Samaritans: 116 123; email;

Breathing Space (Scotland only): 0800 83 85 87;


NHS 24: dial 111. Provides urgent mental health advice out of hours.;;


Use links to search:


England -

Scotland - Mental health services at NHS 24 (

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