Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a type of talking therapy.
It is generally a short term psychological treatment which helps people to understand and change the links between their thoughts, feelings and behaviours.
Generally between 6 and 20 sessions are needed but some people may only need a few sessions to help resolve their difficulties.
CBT involves gaining an understanding of the difficulty through the client and therapist working together in a collaborative way.
It involves the use of practical tasks and excercises which will usually be completed as 'homework' between sessions.
There may be times when it is important to look at previous history but treatment is usually more geared towards present experience and has a problem orientated focus.
I will provide an initial free consultation on the telephone and if you wish you can then book an initial face to face assessment session. This session will last about 9o minutes and give you an idea of how CBT will help you and how many sessions are needed. There is no obligation to commence therapy and all information given is treated confidentially.
Once you start therapy each session will be approximately 50 minutes. All appointments can be arranged for a mutually convenient time.
For more in depth information on CBT visit the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies website at www.babcp.com and click on the public tab.