Behavioural Couples Therapy (BCT) is an evidence based treatment for depression. It is suitable for couples where low mood or depression is affecting one or both partners and leading to distress within the relationship.
A couple is defined as two people who are in a stable, committed relationship and living together for at least six months.
In order to engage with Behavioural Couples Therapy both partners need to be keen to be involved in the treatment and therefore both will need to refer themselves or be referred to iCope.
Please note that the availability of BCT varies according to our staff in post. The service will think carefully with you about your treatment and only suggest therapies where there is a good clinical rationale for selecting one therapy over another that may be far more available.
If the pandemic has been impacting upon your relationship, you can find support & advice written by our team here: ‘Things for couples to consider during COVID-19 and the easing of Lockdown’