Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

What is CBT ?

CBT is a successful and proven therapy that helps treat a wide variety of emotional and physical health conditions in adults, young people and children.  CBT focuses on how we think about circumstances in our life and how this affects the way we act. As a result our actions can influence how we think and feel.The client and the therapist work together to change the client’s thinking patterns and behaviours.

What can CBT help with?

Research shows that CBT is effective in the treatment of the following conditions:

  • anxiety disorders (including generalised anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, panic attacks and post-traumatic stress disorder)
  • depression
  • schizophrenia and psychosis
  • bipolar disorder

There is also good evidence that CBT is helpful in treating many other conditions, including:

  • chronic fatigue
  • behavioural difficulties in children
  • anxiety disorders in children
  • chronic pain
  • physical symptoms without a medical diagnosis
  • sleep difficulties
  • anger management

CBT can be used if you are on medication which has been prescribed by your GP. You can also use CBT on its own. This will depend on the difficulty you need assistance with. Once a thorough assessment has been completed by one of our experienced psychologists we will discuss the treatment path with you and identify how to best meet your needs moving forward.







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