Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is a talking therapy that can help you manage your problems by changing the way you think and behave. CBT cannot remove your problems, but can help you manage them in a more positive way. It encourages you to examine how your actions can affect how you think and feel. Talking and changing your behaviour can change how you think (cognitive) and what you do (behaviour). This can make you feel better about life.
CBT has been shown to be particularly helpful at tackling problems such as anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). CBT deals with your current problems, rather than focusing on issues from your past. It looks for practical ways to improve your state of mind on a daily basis.
CBT works by helping you make sense of overwhelming problems by breaking them down into smaller parts. Your thoughts, feelings, physical sensations and actions are interconnected, often trapping you into a negative spiral. CBT helps to break these cycles and better manage the problems you face.
The number of sessions you require will depend on your individual circumstances but typically treatment will last between six weeks and six months with sessions being spaced weekly or once every two to three weeks.
CBT is not the same as psychotherapy and you will need to commit yourself to the process. You must be prepared to work on your difficulties outside of the therapy sessions for CBT to be effective.
For more information about cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT): Call 01992 589 159 or email firstname.lastname@example.org