Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a leading evidence-based therapy shown to be effective in the treatment of several disorders including depression, anxiety disorders (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Panic attacks, Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Phobias, Health Anxiety and Social Anxiety) anger management, addictions and relationship difficulties. It is a relatively brief, NICE (the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) recommended treatment and is used widely throughout the NHS. CBT aims to solve a variety of problems by working on our emotions, cognitions (thoughts, attitudes and beliefs) and behaviours. It looks at how we think about a situation and how this affects the way we behave and feel. CBT aims to help us recognise and change our patterns of thinking and our behaviours in order to improve our mood and reduce difficult and distressing symptoms. Although I am trained in a number of different therapeutic models and work integratively depending on the needs of the client, I have received specialist training in CBT and am accredited with the BABCP which is the gold standard regulatory body for CBT training.