CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a talking therapy that looks at our thinking processes (cognition’s) and the impact that this then has on how we feel, physically and emotionally and how we then react to the situation/experience (behavior).

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) uses a practical approach in which the therapist helps the client understand the relationship between beliefs, feelings, and thoughts and the effect these have on behavior patterns and actions. The client learns that his or her perception will directly affect his or her reaction to certain conditions and circumstance and that this thought process is at the root of his or her behavior.

CBT is a working relationship and together we will identify the difficulties that you would like to work on. Through this a treatment plan is formed and you will be invited to use therapeutic tools and techniques to help challenge these personal difficulties, working towards the goals that you would like to achieve.

CBT is an evidenced based therapy that is widely used for treating mental health problems within the healthcare model. Studies have shown that CBT alone is highly effective as a treatment, although for some people a combination of CBT and medication is equally effective.

CBT can help people who are experiencing a wide range of mental health difficulties such as;-

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Panic
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Self-Harm
  • Anger
  • Low Self-Esteem
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Stress

Each session will last for 50 minutes. The length of treatment can vary as this depends on the presenting issue and the recommended treatment plan (treatment plans usually between 6-20 sessions).
Throughout the therapy we will together explore what your problems are and develop a plan for tackling them. Within the sessions I will introduce therapeutic tools and interventions that will aid you to have a better understanding of your difficulties and help you to become your own therapist.