CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)

Many of our psychologists and therapists at The Blue Tree Clinic are specialists in CBT. CBT has proven to be one of the best ways to treat many mental health conditions ranging from problems around eating to OCD symptoms or panic attacks. NICE guidelines advocate CBT for many psychological problems and can be very effective for the majority of people. Medication can also be useful which works at the same time that therapy is taking place. Often CBT will take place for a set amount of sessions and progress can be monitored as well as homework tasks set to encourage progress when at home.

What is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy?


Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is a therapy used to help individuals manage their problems by changing the way they think about something. The therapist will help you think in a positive way and transform negative thoughts about something into more realistic ones. It may be impossible to completely eradicate your issue but we can help you change the way you think about them. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is based upon the here and now and the problems your issues causes you in the present rather than the past.

What does Cognitive Behavioural Therapy involve?


Cognitive Behavioural Therapy aims to change the way you think about something, from negative to positive. The therapist will explore your issue and begin to make you phase it by exposing you to situations which may cause your symptoms. The therapist will teach you ways to cope with this and give you techniques to manage your symptoms. The therapist will give you tasks to undertake at home to ensure that the therapy doesn’t end when you leave the clinic.

Issues that Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is suitable for?

  • Anxiety
  • Addiction
  • Chronic pain
  • Depression
  • Eating disorders
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Stress

What are the benefits of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy?


Cognitive Behavioural Therapy has been shown to be one of the most effective way of treating a range of issues. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy allows you to understand your issue, in depth, and understand what triggers your symptoms. The tools and techniques you are taught by your therapist can be applied and used throughout your life to any situation where you feel your issue may re arise.

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