Home-Based Metacognitive Therapy

Metacognitive Therapy

Metacognitive therapy (MCT) is a psychological therapy that was developed by Prof Adrian Wells 

Metacognitive therapy (MCT) is a psychological therapy that was developed by Prof Adrian Wells.

MCT helps people to manage worries, low mood and distressing thoughts and feelings. This therapy helps people to discover new and more helpful ways to react to negative distressing thoughts, so they are less likely to dwell on them, with a positive effect on anxiety and mood. 

Home-Based Metacognitive Therapy

What is Home-Based Metacognitive Therapy (MCT)?

This is metacognitive therapy delivered in a home-based format. The home-based metacognitive format includes:

  • Home-MCT Booklet (6 modules)
  • SPACE CD
  • 3 telephone support calls delivered by cardiac nurses

The Home-MCT booklet focuses on modifying the metacognitive beliefs and processes that maintain distress (e.g., anxiety, low mood).

People can work through the modules at their own pace- it is anticipated that people will complete one module per week, but flexibility in rate of progress is permissible.

Modules comprise well-specified techniques for developing new strategies to overcome worry and rumination, and modifying the beliefs that maintain unhelpful patterns of thinking.

People will be instructed to practise the techniques introduced in each module and they will receive 3 supportive telephone calls (up to 30 minutes each). The aim of the telephone calls is to offer support and guidance on completing the modules and implementing Home-MCT. The supportive telephone calls will be delivered by cardiac rehabilitation staff.