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CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)


Cognitive - mental processes (everything that goes
through your mind: -thoughts, dreams, memories, images, attention)


Behaviour - everything you do (including how you
solve problems, what you say, how you act, what you avoid)


Therapy – systematic approach to combating problems or illnesses.


CBT has been shown to be an effective treatment for:

-          anxiety
-          depression/low mood
-          eating disorders
-          panic disorder
-          relationship problems
-          social anxiety
-          addiction
-          anger problems
-          OCD
-          PTSD
-          insomnia
-          panic


CBT provides a set of tools tailored to the clients needs. The first step is gaining an understanding of their lives, problems and emotions generally. Developing goals to work towards can help a person find the direction they need to take. It is helpful to increase awareness of negative thought-feeling-behaviour patterns as understanding what maintains the problem and how their ways of coping are hindering rather than enhancing their lives. CBT gives people a chance to try out new ideas and strategies. 


CBT focuses on the here and now, but if necessary addresses the past to understand why the people think or act the way they do. Often ideas and behaviours served a purpose at one stage in life, but now are no longer helpful. CBT helps to change these unhelpful patterns and enhance people’s life as a result.


Science: CBT has been tried and tested in numerous scientific studies. Research shows it is a highly effective treatment for overcoming various emotional problems and helps people maintain positive change and stay well longer.


Philosophy: CBT acknowledges the personal meaning people attach to their lives and the belief and values they hold about themselves, the world and other people. CBT helps people to develop more accepting and flexible beliefs.