COGNITIVE BEHAVIOURAL THERAPY

"Change your thoughts and you change your world."

 

Norman Vincent Peale

ABOUT

TREATMENT

  • Weekly or biweekly sessions last between 30-60 minutes. The number of sessions needed varies between individuals, depending upon their unique needs.

  • Your therapist will talk with you about your specific difficulties, and work with you to identify the negative thought patterns and behaviours that need to be challenged.

  • Together with your therapist, you will consider practical ways to change any thought patterns that you’ve identified as part of the negativity cycle and are, therefore, affecting your emotions and behaviour

  • If you identify more than one area of difficulty, you will work on one at a time.

  • Please note: primarily, you will be focusing on the present, rather than focusing on issues and experiences of the past. 

  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) is a talking therapy that aims to improve a person’s state of mind in order to improve their entire life.

  • CBT recognises the strong connection between a person’s thoughts, emotions and actions, and works towards helping people manage and, ultimately, overcome problems that have arisen due to negative thought patterns.

  • Therapists help individuals to break the cycle of negativity, enabling them to change negative thoughts, release negative emotions and put an end to negative behaviours.

BENEFITS & USES

CONTRAINDICATIONS
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According to the NHS and the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP), Cognitive Behaviour Therapy is an effective treatment for the following conditions: 

  • Anger management
  • Anxiety disorders (including panic attacks and post-traumatic stress disorder)
  • Behavioural difficulties in children
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Chronic pain
  • Depression
  • Eating disorders (such as anorexia and bulimia)
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) 
  • Phobias
  • Physical symptoms without a medical diagnosis
  • Problems related to alcohol misuse
  • Schizophrenia and psychosis
  • Sleep problems (such as insomnia)

The NHS also highlight that CBT is sometimes used to treat people with long-term health conditions, such as:

Please note that CBT cannot cure the physical symptoms of these conditions, but it can help people to cope better with their symptoms.

CBT requires work on behalf of the client, both during and between sessions. Therefore, it is only unsuitable for those who are able or willing to invest the time and do the work required.

Please note: CBT may not be an appropriate treatment for clients with complex mental health issues. This is due to the structured nature of the sessions.

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