CBT - Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
CBT is a highly efficient and effective psychotherapy. It's a way for people to learn to manage stress and emotional problems more effectively. CBT involves looking at the connections between how we think, how we feel and what we do (our behaviour).
CBT particularly concentrates on thoughts that are not useful. These often undermine our self esteem and can make us feel anxious or depressed. This model of therapy helps people to learn new methods of managing and problem solving, which can be used for the rest of our life, so in effect becoming our own therapist.
CBT is now recommended by the Department of Health as the treatment of choice for a range of mental health problems including:
- Health anxiety
- Performance anxiety
- Social phobia/shyness
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
- Eating disorders
- Chronic Fatigue
- Sleep disorders
- Low self esteem & confidence issues
- Post Traumatic Stress
CBT offers specific interventions or techniques to help overcome the difficulties in all of the above areas. In addition I also integrate a number of additional psychotherapies to facilitate greater and more permanent change.