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What is CBT?
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy is a talking therapy. It has been proved to help treat a wide range of emotional and physical health conditions in adults, young people and children. CBT looks at how we think about a situation and how this affects the way we act. In turn our actions can affect how we think and feel. The therapist and client work together in changing the client’s behaviours, or their thinking patterns, or both of these.

CBT works
The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has recommended CBT for the following conditions:

  • Anxiety disorders (including panic attacks and post-traumatic stress disorder)
  • Depression
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Sleep difficulties
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Eating Disorders

How CBT is delivered
During a CBT session, you and your therapist will discuss your specific difficulties and set goals for you to achieve. Collaboratively we will help you decide what difficulties you want to work on in order to help you improve your situation. CBT is mainly concerned with how you think and act now, instead of looking at and getting help with difficulties in your past. Your therapist will be able to advise you on how to continue using CBT techniques in your daily life after your treatment ends. CBT Sessions last 60 minutes each. The number of CBT sessions you need depends on the difficulty you need help with.