Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy or CBT is a talking therapy which looks at our thoughts, behaviours and emotions and the links between them. The treatment involves learning to adapt the unhelpful behaviours and/or thoughts, which keep us trapped in vicious cycles in our lives. The treatment is predominantly based in the here and now, and work is focused on making changes in our day to day lives. CBT is recommended by NICE (National Institute for Clinical Excellence), as the treatment of choice for the majority of psychological difficulties, including anxiety disorders, depression and eating disorders, due to its strong evidence base. Specific treatment programmes have been designed and tested to treat different presenting problems. CBT is a structured and collaborative treatment and involves work being done outside of sessions to maximise its effectiveness. CBT enables the client to develop the necessary skills and tools to become their own therapist to carry the work forwards in their lives with them.