Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a structured and focused intervention that aims to help you achieve goals. CBT is based on the idea that the way we feel is affected by our thoughts, beliefs and by how we behave. Rather than concentrating on the past causes of your difficulties, CBT focuses on problems in the ‘here and now’ and teaches you how to use practical approaches to improve how you are feeling.

If CBT is recommended, you will usually attend a session with a therapist once a week. Treatment typically lasts for between 8 to 12 sessions, during the sessions; you’ll work with your therapist to break down your problems into their separate parts, such as your thoughts, physical feelings and actions.

CBT involves planning practical exercises or experiments with your therapist and carrying these out together or as homework between sessions. CBT encourages people to engage in activities and to write down their thoughts and problems for discussion during therapy. CBT can also involve problem-solving and learning how to deal with worry or with difficult memories.

CBT is recommended as the first line treatment for:

  • Depression

  • Generalised anxiety

  • Health anxiety

  • Social anxiety

  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

  • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)

  • Severe Phobias

  • Long Term Conditions

Online Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Ieso, therapy takes place online making it easy to access including flexibility and choice of appointment times. Online CBT is exactly the same as face to face CBT, other than that the conversation is typed on your computer. Therapy is available 7 days a week, at a time to suit you including the evenings and all that is required is a PC, tablet or smartphone.

Evidence shows that just as many people feel better after having CBT online as they do face-to-face. It is proven to be effective in treating a wide range of emotional health problems including stress, depression, anxiety and postnatal depression.

If would prefer online therapy please let us know.

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