Cognitive Behavioural Therapy - or CBT - is a psychotherapy backed by real evidence.
what is cbt?
Through CBT, we explore the relationship between thinking, emotions and behaviour to help you understand the unhelpful patterns of thinking that are getting in the way of you being able to live your life.
The purpose of CBT is to equip you with adaptive skills that will help you deal more effectively with the ups and downs of our daily life. It’s about empowering you with tactics and strategies so you can start to solve your own challenges.
Ultimately, we want to turn you into your own therapist. We want to give you back control of your life.
is cbt for me?
We’re experts at working with people from all different walks of life, and from all sorts of environments or workplaces, high-pressure or otherwise. Typically, we work with people who have some sort of condition that prevents them from living a fulfilling life.
CBT can help manage and overcome a range of emotional disorders including (but not limited to):
Anxiety disorders such as panic attacks and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Schizophrenia and psychosis
Physical symptoms without a medical diagnosis
Low self-confidence or self-esteem
Grief and loss
what happens during treatment?
Psychotherapies like CBT can often feel unfamiliar or confronting. How we work with each client is different and personal to them, but there are a few fundamentals that’ll help you understand more about how we’ll work with you.
Firstly, you get to choose how you want to work with us. We work with our clients face to face or over remotely over the phone or by video call – whatever works for you.
We’ll always encourage you to consider an evaluation visit to make sure you feel comfortable talking to us before we start a programme. Our sessions usually last about an hour, and depending on what you want to achieve, we might recommend anywhere between 6 to 20 sessions.
During our sessions, we’ll want to understand how your condition is “presenting” (or showing itself) in you. Then, we’ll want to dig a bit deeper into troubling situations or conditions in your life. As we move through the sessions, you’ll start to become more aware of your thoughts, emotions and beliefs about these problems. You’ll identify negative or inaccurate thinking. And then, we’ll help you reshape or reframe it in a way that sees you take control and overcome the issue.
CBT is a collaborative therapy. That means we’ll be working together to set goals and achieve them. You’ll have work to do during and in-between sessions, and sometimes it’ll get tough as you keep track of what you’re thinking, feeling and doing, and then practicing new ways of thinking or acting.
And finally, before you finish your series of sessions, we’ll give you some advice on how to continue to use CBT techniques in your everyday life.
How do i find out more?
CBT is recommended by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) for a range of emotional disorders, such as anxiety and depression.
We’re registered with the British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) who offer a loads of information about CBT.
Whether you choose to work with us or another therapist, we always recommend you check your therapist’s accreditation and affiliation using the CBT register.