Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) 

 
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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, or simply CBT, is a therapy approach that looks at unhelpful cycles of thoughts, feelings, and behaviours, helping us to understand how difficulties are maintained, and learning skills to break out of cycles we have become stuck in.

The Vicious Flower CBT

Alongside skills learning, CBT uses experiments to help you develop new perspectives on your experiences in the move towards your therapy goals.

What to expect?

For the first few sessions we will work on developing a detailed, shared understanding and map of your problems. I will ask you to create a set of therapy goals that are important to you, and we will approach breaking down this map of your problems so that we are moving towards your goals by learning new skills. 

Making changes in life can be challenging – it requires the commitment of time to attend sessions, and engaging in therapy tasks to practice new skills in your own time so that you can progress and thrive.

I was always allowed the time to lead the session with what I felt I needed to work on and was allowed to express whatever situation I was struggling with, and I was always given relevant techniques to help.
— A client

NICE Guidelines recommend CBT as an effective treatment for children and adults experiencing:

  • Trauma

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Post Traumatic Distress Disorder (PTSD)

  • Panic

  • Anger

  • Phobias

  • Eating Disorders – Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating

  • Health Anxiety

  • Separation Anxiety

  • Low Self-Esteem and Self Confidence

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

  • Social Anxiety

  • Perfectionism

  • Stress

  • Excessive Worry

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