What is CBT?
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is a talking therapy which research has shown to be effective in the treatment of a wide range of difficulties.
- It is recommended by NICE as the first choice in the of treatment in Depression and Anxiety.
- CBT is based on the idea that the way we feel is affected by our thoughts and beliefs, and by how we behave.
- CBT helps you identify and change your own unhelpful patterns of thinking and behaving.
- Client and therapist work together in a structured solution focussed way to achieve agreed therapy goals.
Who can benefit from CBT?
- Anyone can benefit from CBT.
- However you don’t have to have a diagnosis of any condition to gain from CBT therapy as it can be applied to everyday situations.
- Those who receive the greatest benefit come along to therapy well motivated and willing to change.
- It does not matter what your background is as long as you have the desire to get better.
How can CBT help?
CBT can help you:
- Change your own unhelpful pattern of thinking and behaving
- Develop new coping skills for new challenges
- Improve your emotional well being and self confidence
- Improve your problem solving ability
- Gain greater control over your moods and behaviour
Cognitive Therapy is a collaborative approach where the Therapist and the client work together to produce solutions to problems that may have been troubling for many years or may have only occurred more recently.