What is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)?
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) focuses on the way we think (cognition) and behave, and how these impact the way we feel. We can all develop unhelpful ways of thinking and behaving which over time can create difficulties in how we respond to upsetting or stressful events. CBT helps to identify and change problematic patterns of thinking and behaviour that impact on life.
Who might CBT be useful for?
CBT has been shown to be effective for a wide range of problems including anxiety disorders, depression, eating disorders and post traumatic stress (PTSD).
What can I expect?
CBT is a collaborative, active therapy, and typically has between-session work (“homework”). It is typically considered to be a “short term” therapy, but a course of therapy can be anything between 6-20 (or more) sessions depending on the difficulties you would like to address.
Although CBT is typically focused on the “here and now”, there will be occasions where it is important to consider your previous experiences and how they relate to and possibly maintain your current difficulties.
Please visit the BABCP (British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies) website for further information
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