Why CBT?

  • CBT is based on scientific principles and is the recommended treatment of choice by the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) for depression and a range of anxiety disorders.
  • Anxiety disorders include generalised anxiety disorder (GAD), obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), panic attacks, specific phobias, social anxiety, health anxiety / hypochondriasis, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and body dysmorphic disorder (BDD).
  • How we think and how we behave determines how we feel. CBT aims to explore and identify negative and unhelpful thoughts and thinking patterns as well as behaviours. The next step is helping you to develop balanced alternative thoughts and helpful adaptive behaviours to bring about a long term change in your mood and how you feel.
  • Gaining new insights and perspectives can be extremely effective in improving your state of mind and your mood.
  • CBT initially focuses on difficulties in the here and now, which are affecting your day to day emotional wellbeing.
  • Many clients find that between six - twelve weekly sessions are sufficient; this is reviewed at regular intervals.
  • You may feel encouraged to continue in therapy and to uncover and explore deeper underlying issues, either as a natural progression of our current work or at any time in the future.
  • Planned follow-up and top-up appointments are available.