What is CBT?
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a talking therapy but it differs from other types of counselling. CBT is based on the idea that your thoughts, emotions, physical feeling and actions are linked. These links sometimes create vicious cycles. In CBT we identify your vicious cycles and the issues that are causing you problems. Once we have identified these vicious cycles I will guide you in finding ways to change these negative patterns to improve the way you feel.
CBT aims to help you deal with overwhelming problems in a more positive way by breaking them down into smaller parts. Unlike some other talking therapies, CBT deals with your current problems, rather than focusing on issues from your past, although we may need to explore the past a little. CBT seeks to find practical ways to improve your state of mind and maintain it day to day. CBT is an evidence based psychological treatment recommended by NICE.
CBT is very much a team effort between myself and my clients, we work together and fluidly to get the best outcome. There will be some activities to do between sessions, this helps to consolidate what we have discussed and start to introduce positive changes in your everyday life. We will work at your pace taking one step at a time to reach your goals.