Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

CBT is described as a talking therapy, but there is more to it than that. It has been proved to help treat a wide range of emotional and physical health conditions in adults, young people and children.  It looks at how we think about a particular situation and how this affects the way we feel and behave. Therapist and client work together in changing behaviours, or thinking styles, or both.

There is a great deal of research evidence which confirms CBT’s efficacy in treating depression and other psychological disorders.  This research has been carefully reviewed by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE).  NICE provides independent evidence-based guidance for the NHS on the most effective ways to treat disease and ill health and CBT is recommended by NICE for the treatment of the following disorders:


CBT is an evidence-based intervention for the treatment of:-

  • Depression including:-
  • Post traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Mild/Moderate Depression
  • Bi-polar Disorder
  • Psychosis
  • Anxeity Disorders including
  • Social Anxiety
  • Health Anxiety
  • Generalised Anxiety Disorder
  • Panic
  • Phobias
  • OCD (Obsessive Complusive Disorder)
  • Self Esteem
  • Anger Issues
  • Relationship Difficulties
  • Anger
  • Sleep difficulties
  • Chronic Pain

You will see your therapist on an individual basis to discuss and explore your difficulties.  The number of CBT sessions you may require depends on the difficulty you need help with.  Often this will be between five and 20 weekly sessions lasting 60 minutes each.  CBT is mainly concerned with how you think and act now, instead of looking at and getting help with difficulties in your past.  You and your therapist will discuss your specific difficulties and set goals for you to achieve.  CBT is not a quick fix.  It involves hard work during and between sessions.  Your therapist will help you decide what difficulties you want to work on in order to help you improve your current situation.  Your therapist will be able to advise you on how to continue using CBT techniques in your daily life after your treatment ends.


Real Story

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“We had 5 sessions in total and I feel much better. Now I know how to cope with my anxiety when it does arise and I no longer get upset or distressed about it.”