Stepped Care is a model of providing care so that the most effective and least intensive treatment is delivered to patients first; only ‘stepping up’ to intensive/specialist services if clinically required.
Inclusion Thurrock provides NICE approved talking therapies at Steps 2 and 3 within a Stepped Care Model. Stepped care aims to provide the ‘least intrusive’ form of therapy first and is often referred to as the ‘lowest dose’.
- In practical terms this means most people will enter our service for treatment at Step 2 with a Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner for up to six sessions.
- In many cases this ‘lower dose’ of treatment is just right to help people manage their symptoms and begin to feel better. Where a person does not fully benefit from this treatment, they may be ‘stepped up’ to receive more intensive treatment from a High Intensity CBT Therapist or Counsellor.
- Approximately 10% of people who commence treatment with us will bypass Step 2 and will enter treatment at Step 3.
- In practical terms this means most people will enter our service for treatment at Step 2 for a brief course of treatment with a Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner.
- Depending on the severity and nature of a person’s condition they may be ‘stepped up’ to receive more intensive treatment over a greater number of sessions, or may enter treatment directly at Step 3.
- There are different factors that will affect the number of sessions offered at Step 3.
- At the start of treatment, your therapist will work with you to assess your problems and will regularly review your treatment to ensure that you are receiving the right treatment at the right Step.