CBT | A psychological talking therapy for mental health and wellbeing
What is CBT
CBT, or Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, is a talking therapy that has been proven to help treat a wide range of emotional and physical health conditions in adults, young people and children. CBT or Cognitive and Behavioural Therapy is a focused, time-limited therapeutic approach which looks at problems in the “here and now”, trying to understand and break vicious circles. CBT works by understanding the relationship between three main elements: the way we think (Cognitions), what we do (Behaviours) and how we feel (Emotions). It is by understanding this relationship, and how this interacts with our physiology and the environment, that we can begin to make sense of our difficulties and learn ways of freeing ourselves from suffering.
There is a great deal of research evidence to show that CBT works effectively in treating depression. This research has been carefully reviewed by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE).
CBT is recommended by NICE for the treatment of depression and anxiety disorders.
What can CBT help with?
NICE recommends CBT in the treatment of the following conditions:
anxiety disorders (including panic attacks and post-traumatic stress disorder), depression and obsessive compulsive disorder.
How CBT is delivered
CBT can be offered in individual sessions with a therapist or as part of a group. The number of CBT sessions you need is highly dependant on how longstanding, complex or chronic the problem is that you need help with. Often this will be between 10 and 18 weekly sessions lasting between 30 and 55 minutes each.
We will explore your specific difficulties and discuss the goals that you wish to achieve through therapy.
CBT is not a quick fix. It involves hard work both during and between sessions. Together we can decide what difficulties you want to work on in order to help you improve your situation and advise you on how to continue using CBT techniques in your daily life after your treatment ends.
CBT aims to help a client to become their own best therapist, and as such is helpful both in the short term and the long term.
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