The CBT Treatment Overview

What will the treatment involve?

The Cognitive Behavioural Therapy delivered by our CBT Experts is aimed to help you to feel better in the short term, but also re-training your mind so that the changes made in therapy will have a long-term impact too.


What does a typical treatment plan look like?


Step 1: The CBT Assessment  pre-therapy session – session designed to get to know you better, understand what the root cause of the problem is, explore factors that may have contributed to your problems, and identify clear goals and aims for treatment.  

Step 2: The CBT Model – 1 session  session will explore the rationale for treatment, so that you can fully understand why we are doing what we are, as well as the importance of working on your thoughts and behaviours in treatment. 

Step 3: Learning & Understanding Your Problem – 2/3 sessions – learn and understand the symptoms of your specific anxiety or depression, explore the potential causes of it, what maintains it and what to be aware of when you start to tackle it. 

Step 4: Behavioural Changes & Thought Re-Training  4/6 sessions  this will be the main part of the therapy, and the entire focus of the sessions in this section of treatment will be to work on changing behaviours contributing to your main presenting problem and then focusing on re-training your thoughts.

We will use  specific techniques and tools whilst working on Thoughts and Behaviours which are specific to the type of Anxiety or Depression that was identified at your Initial Assessment. The Thoughts and Behaviours will be tackled individually, and the order in which we work on these areas depends again on the Initial Assessment findings. 

Step 5: Self Management – 1 session – This session explores and reinforces how to maintain the progress made in therapy, prepares you for discharge, and encourages you too reflect back over the treatment to see if your pre-treatment goals have been met in therapy.  

Step 6: 3 Monthly Post Treatment  Session – 1 session – A 3 month post-treatment care session is important, as it helps to ensure that the gains form treatment are still being maintained, as well as sorting out any additional issues that you feel maybe still contributing to your Anxiety or Depression symptoms.


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