What is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy or CBT?
CBT is a talking therapy that aims to help us to understand our current difficulties and is based on the idea that our thoughts and behaviours effect our feelings. CBT will help you to identify any negative thoughts and behaviours that are maintaining your current problems and creating a ‘vicious cycle’. CBT then uses a number of practical techniques to break this cycle and change any negative thoughts and behaviours into more helpful ones that will ultimately change the way you are feeling.
What Does CBT Involve?
Your first session will be an assessment of you problems, this will involve you explaining your current problems and how you are feeling. Your therapist will ask further questions to build a bigger picture of you and your difficulties. Sometimes more than one session is needed to complete the assessment. Once the therapist has a good understanding of you and your problems, together you will agree a treatment plan to help you move forward.
The average number of sessions needed is 12, however some people need less and some people need more depending on your problems and their severity.
What Can CBT Help With?
CBT has been shown to be an effective way of treating a number of different mental health conditions and is the recommended treatment by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) for many mental health problems.
CBT is proven to help with;
Depression and Low Mood Stress and Anxiety Phobias
Post Traumatic Stress
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Worry (Generalised Anxiety Disorder/GAD) health Anxiety
Booking An Appointment
If you would like to discuss whether CBT is a therapy suitable for you please feel free to contact me directly on 07542079837 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to make an appointment you can either call or text me directly on 07542079837 or email at email@example.com or you can contact the clinic and they will arrange for me to call you back to make an appointment.
The cost of a 50-60 minute appointment is £65. This can be paid via bank transfer 24 hours before the session or by cash at your appointment.