Centre for Compulsive and Addictive Behaviours

The Centre for Compulsive and Addictive Behaviours (CCAB) is a pilot programme set up for the psychological treatment of a range of compulsive behaviours, or behavioural type addictions.

The difficulties treated by the centre include:

  • Compulsive internet use
  • Gaming addiction
  • Compulsive use of pornography
  • Compulsive buying

If your difficulties are not specified in this list we would recommend that you call or email us prior to completing a referral form. 


Treatment comprises a time-limited form of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) focusing on reducing the target behaviour, increasing non-problem behaviours and investigating any underlying or causal factors in the start or continuation of the problem.

Treatment would be provided by NHS-trained HPC registered psychologists with extensive experience of working with behavioural addictions. 

This service is designed to treat primary compulsive and addictive behaviours, and not those that might occur within the context of a co-existing mental health difficulty.

Sex addiction does not respond well to our treatment.

Alternative national services for sex addiction, sexual compulsions, or pornography use involving illegal images, are available at the Portman Clinic and at Guy's Hospital

For gambling difficulties the National Problem Gambling Clinic has a proven track record in the successful treatment of problem gambling.

Contact details:

Address: Crowther Market 282 North End Road London SW6 1NH
Phone: 020 7381 7722
Fax: 020 7381 7723

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