What is CBT


Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is an evidenced-based psychological treatment or talking therapy. CBT treatment focuses on the here and now and gives clients tools to work with their thoughts, behaviours and physical sensations to affect their emotions.  

CBT allows the client over time to be their own therapist and manage their emotions in a way that is more beneficial to their everyday life.

CBT is recommended under National Institute for Health and Care Excellence Guidelines as a Gold Standard treatment for people with a range of mental health difficulties:

  • Depression (Low Self Esteem)

  • Post Natal Depression

  • Anxiety and Worry

  • Panic

  • Specific Phobia

  • Blood and Needle Phobias

  • Illness Anxiety formally Health Anxiety

  • Social Anxiety

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

  • Death Anxiety

There is also a growing evidence-base for CBT having positive benefits for Long Term health conditions:

  • Diabetes

  • COPD

  • Heart Disease

  • Cancer

  • Medically unexplained symptoms

  • Pain Management

 The guidelines recommend differing numbers of sessions depending on what the presenting problem is.

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