What is Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)?

CBT helps people understand the connection between how they think, feel and behave as a way of coping with emotional difficulties. Whilst these connections can be helpful, at other times, they can be problematic. CBT aims to help you understand and manage these.

CBT is based on therapeutic research and evidence and is recommended by NICE guidelines for the treatment of many emotional difficulties.

CBT is a collaborative therapy where therapist and client work together to gain a shared understanding of difficulties, how they developed and how they are maintained. The sessions are structured, time limited and focused.

CBT is for people who are actively looking to make changes. You will be encouraged to develop skills learned in sessions by completing between session practice so that you develop strategies to be your own therapist after therapy has ended.

Amongst the difficulties than can be treated using CBT are:

Depression
Anxiety and worry
Perinatal issues (including antenatal and postnatal depression, anxiety and birth trauma)
Stress management
Panic
Phobias
Obsessive compulsive disorder
Social anxiety
Heath anxiety
Post traumatic stress disorder
Anger
Grief
Perfectionism
Adjustment difficulties

I’m sorry but I am not able to work with clients with a primary drug or alcohol problem, psychosis or personality disorder.