What is CBT?

CBT stands for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and is one of the most well-known and researched talking therapies.  It looks at the ways we think ourselves, other people and the world around us and how this can impact the way we feel and behave. CBT has been empirically proven to be successful in the treatment of many emotional and psychological difficulties. Exploring the relationships between thoughts, feelings and behaviours helps you make sense of your difficulties and make positive changes in your life. Within the course of therapy we aim to:
  • collaboratively explore your individual circumstances and help you understand how your problem has developed and what maintains it
  • design strategies to reduce the difficulties and disrupt the vicious cycles that keep the problem going
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is recommended by the National Institute for Health and Care excellence (NICE) as the most effective therapy for anxiety and depression and for many other difficulties too. It is used widely within the NHS. CBT is a short-term therapy – depending on the problem it can take approximately between 6 and 20 sessions. For more information on what is CBT, the effectiveness of CBT and whether this could be the right therapy for you please go to: www.babcp.com/Public/What-is-CBT.aspx  

What problems can be tackled in therapy?

A wide range of life issues, mental health and psychological difficulties can be tackled in therapy, including:
  • Anxiety (e.g. phobias, constant worrying, social anxiety, health anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder and trauma, obsessive compulsive disorder, panic attacks and others)
  • Depression, low-mood, postnatal depression, seasonal affective disorders
  • Emotional difficulties, such as anger problems, resentment, feelings of stress
  • Childhood and sexual abuse
  • Vocational issues
  • Low self-esteem and self-criticism
  • Perfectionism
  • Relationships difficulties
  • Sleep difficulties and insomnia
  • Body image issues
This is not an exhaustive list. You can contact SolutionSpace to discuss your particular difficulties, and, if necessary, I can also refer you to another professional that can be a closer match for your type of a problem.