Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
CBT is an evidence based therapy demonstrated to be effective in the treatment of emotional disorders such as anxiety and depression. It is recommended by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE); the body that informs the British National Health Service (NHS).
Life can be tough, whilst most of us would like to stay on the positive there are times when we are drawn into feelings of negativity, either about ourselves, about others, or about the world we live in. Sometimes this is due to a significant event in our lives, or sometimes because we have reached a stage where we no longer feel happy with the way our life is going.
Some typical examples of how difficulties can begin to affect people are:
- Feeling tired and fatigued with mood and struggling to get anything done.
- Avoiding things that you would normally do.
- Spending time checking or doing things unnecessarily.
- Over-analysing situations and your part in them by wondering what others think about you.
- Anticipating how events/situations might turn out by looking for all the things that might go wrong or be difficult to manage.
- Spending time thinking about and trying to work out past events or why you are feeling how you do.
- Worrying so much that you feel as though you’re losing control over everyday things and unable to ‘see the wood for the trees’.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is particularly helpful in dealing with issues such as:
- Generalised Anxiety Disorder commonly known as excessive worry
- Health anxiety
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Sleep difficulties
- Social anxiety
- Specific phobias
- Body Image difficulties
- Low self esteem
- Post-Traumatic Stress (PTSD)
- Work related stress and burn out
- Skin picking and hair pulling (Trichotillomania)
Sessions will help you address your own unique experience of what you are struggling with.
We work with adults aged 16+ who experience a range of difficulties such as panic, anxiety, phobias, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), stress and adjustment issues.