Posted on: 29th October 2014
What is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy?
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is a type of therapy used to help individuals manage their problems by changing the way they think about something. CBT is based upon the here and now and the problems your issues cause you in the present rather than in the past.
Issues that Cognitive Behavioural Therapy may help?
Below is a list of issues where Cognitive Behavioural Therapy has been proven to help;
- Chronic Pain
- Eating Disorders
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
- Worries about friends and family
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Benefits of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy has shown to be one of the most effective ways of treating a range of issues. CBT 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.
Your cognitive behaviour therapist will help you transform negative thoughts of a specific something into more realistic ones by exposing you to situations that may cause your symptoms. It may be impossible to completely eradicate your issue but we can help you change the way you think about them.
CBT at The Blue Tree Clinic
Many of our psychologists and therapists at The Blue Tree Clinic are specialists in CBT. CBT has proven to be one of the most effective ways to treat many mental health conditions ranging from problems like eating disorders 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 used 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.
Contact our specialist psychologists and therapists today to learn more about how Cognitive Behavioural Therapy can benefit you.