what is Cognitive behaviour therapy?

CBT is a form of therapy that focuses on what people are thinking (cognitions) and how their thoughts affect them emotionally and their actions (behaviours) in response to situations. CBT can be used to help a wide range of problems and disorders including: depression, stress and anxiety.

CBT cannot remove your problems, but it can help you deal with them in a more positive way. It is based on the concept that your thoughts, feelings, physical sensations and actions are interconnected, and that negative thoughts and feelings can trap you in a vicious cycle.

Depending on the issues that you are facing we have a team of trained and experienced CBT practitioners including Psychotherapists and Psychologists who specialise in different issues and disorders who will be able to help you..

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Call us on 01908 766526 and we can arrange an appointment for you.  For further information, including our fees see our counselling and therapy page

What can CBT be used for?

  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Anorexia
  • Bulimia
  • Eating Disorders
  • Body Dysmorphia
  • Alcohol, Drug Abuse
  • Depression
  • Post Natal Depression
  • OCD
  • Panic, Phobias & Fears
  • Relationships
  • Sexual Issue
  • Work and Career Issues 

What happens during CBT sessions?

If CBT is recommended, you will usually have a session with a therapist once a week or once every two weeks. The course of treatment will usually last for between five and 20 sessions, with each session lasting 30-60 minutes.

During the sessions, you will work with your therapist to break down your problems into their separate parts – such as your thoughts, physical feelings and actions.

You and your therapist will analyse these areas to work out if they are unrealistic or unhelpful and to determine the effect they have on each other and on you. Your therapist will then be able to help you work out how to change unhelpful thoughts and behaviours.

After working out what you can change, your therapist will ask you to practise these changes in your daily life and you will discuss how you got on during the next session.

The eventual aim of therapy is to teach you to apply the skills you have learnt during treatment to your daily life. This should help you manage your problems and stop them having a negative impact on your life – even after your course of treatment finishes.


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