Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
CBT is based on the idea that how we think (cognition), act (behaviour), and feel are all inter-related. CBT is a short to medium term talking therapy which aims to change the way that people with psychological difficulties think, feel and behave. It is a practical therapy which is based upon helping clients to develop specific strategies to overcome their difficulties. For example, a child or adult suffering from a phobia may be gradually exposed to object or environment that they are afraid off, with the support of the therapist.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy has been evidenced by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence to be an effective treatment for a range of psychological difficulties. It has been proven to be an effective treatment for clients suffering from anxiety, depression, phobias, post-traumatic stress, obsessive compulsive disorder, anger management problems etc.