Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

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CBT is a talking therapy, which will equip you with a range of tools to help you overcome your difficulties.

Short term courses of CBT focus mainly on the ‘here and now’ to help you improve your current situation, by working towards mutually agreed goals. For long standing difficulties CBT can also consider your past to look at how thinking patterns, beliefs, rules and behavioural strategies have developed over time.

During treatment, you will identify and change unhelpful ways of thinking and behaving. You will also have ‘homework’ tasks to complete in between the sessions which will help you to gain further insight and will give you a chance to practice new skills.

Sessions last for 50 minutes each and are usually offered weekly but we can be flexible and will devise a therapy package that meets your individual needs.

CBT offers simple, yet effective ways out of psychological difficulties and is recommended as a first line treatment for Depression and Anxiety by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)

All of our experienced, friendly and highly competent therapists are educated to post graduate level and are fully accredited by The British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP), the lead body for CBT in The UK.

Conditions proven to improve with CBT include:

  • anxiety disorders (including phobias, panic attacks, social anxiety and generalised anxiety and worry)
  • depression
  • stress
  • eating disorders
  • obsessive-compulsive disorder (plus health anxiety and body dysmorphic disorder) * anger
  • post-traumatic-stress disorder
  • sexual and relationship problems
  • drug or alcohol abuse
  • sleep problems
  • chronic fatigue syndrome / ME
  • chronic (persistent) pain
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