Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a type of therapy which aims to solve a variety of problems by working on our emotions, thought patterns and behaviours. It looks at how we think about a situation and how this affects what we do and how we feel. CBT aims to help us recognise and change our patterns of thinking and our behaviours in order to improve our mood and manage our symptoms. Although my approach is integrative, one of the main models I focus on is CBT. This is an excellent treatment for many 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. CBT is a government recommended treatment. Research has shown it to be an effective treatment in the long term and as it is a relatively brief treatment, it is the leading therapy used in the NHS. I have completed further specialist training in CBT and am accredited by the BABCP which ensures a high standard of CBT delivery.