Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is a talking therapy that can help you manage your problems by changing the way you think and behave.
It is most commonly used to treat Anxiety & Depression, but can be useful for other mental and physical health problems.
CBT cannot remove your problems, but it can help you deal with them in a more positive way and helps to reflect on how you think within a situation. It is based on the concept that your thoughts, feelings, physical sensations and actions are interconnected, and that negative thoughts and feelings can trap you in a vicious cycle.
CBT aims to help you break this cycle by breaking down overwhelming problems into smaller parts, exploring your thoughts and behaviours more closely, and showing you how to change these negative patterns to improve the way you feel. Therefore, the therapy helps you to focus on your thoughts and feelings, which in turn should improve your physical symptoms and alter the way you feel.
Unlike some other talking treatments, CBT deals with your current problems, rather than focusing on issues from your past. It helps you to specifically explore and challenge at thoughts and behaviours, to help you to have achieve a more healthy mind.
Evidence based Therapy
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is evidence based which means that it has been clinically proven to work. Research has shown CBT to be highly effective and is the treatment of choice for a number of mental health issues as indicated in the government backed NICE clinical guidelines.
Research demonstrates that only pure CBT is effective, CBT blended into other therapy modalities (I.e. counselling, psychotherapy, hypnotherapy) is not proven.
The CBT Clinic will only ever provide pure CBT, and all our CBT Therapy Experts specialise in this area.