Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is a talking therapy which looks at how our thinking patterns, behaviours and feelings influence each other. When we are having problems we can get into unhelpful cycles of thinking, feeling and behaving which keep the problem going or even make it worse.
CBT helps you find ways to interrupt these vicious cycles and break out of problematic habits. by introducing new patterns of thinking and behaving, leading to a healthier way of being.
CBT is an active, collaborative and educative therapy based on research evidence of what works. In order to progress, you are expected to complete tasks between your sessions such as behavioural experiments and thought records. This helps to inform the sessions, guides the direction of therapy and helps you to embed new learning and more helpful ways of dealing with everyday life.
CBT is particularly effective for:
- generalised anxiety
- obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- panic attacks
- social anxiety
- health anxiety
- sexual problems
- chronic pain
- sleep problems
- chronic fatigue
- and many other issues
Want to know more?
Contact me for more information and to discuss how CBT can help you.