Termination Stage of Change

The termination stage of change marks the phase when you no longer require conscious maintenance of new behaviours.

The new behaviours that you have been nurturing have become habitual due to the constant reinforcement of the benefits associated with change.

At this stage you will have effectively overcome your previous problems and demonstrate the following characteristics:

  • High self-esteem.
  • Low social anxiety.
  • A internal sense of control and agency over your life.

Termination is the stage you arrive at after successfully maintaining new behaviours and managing lapses.

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If you’d like to find out more about the termination stage of change and recovering from mental health problems then why not arrange a free initial consultation with us.

During this consultation we will discuss your particular issues and the different types of mental health counselling we offer (including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy – CBT) without you having to commit to any counselling going forward.

The consultation lasts around 50 minutes and is a great opportunity to meet with either Paul or Joan and decide if you would like to proceed with any support.


Termination marks the phase in which you no longer need to manage lapses now that new behaviours have been permanently replaced with adaptive responses.