What is CBT?
CBT is a structured, evidence-based therapy which can be used to treat a range of emotional problems. CBT identifies connections between how we think, the way we act and how we feel. During therapy, we will work out if and how changing behaviours and/or thinking patterns could help you to feel better.
What do you mean by “evidence-based”?
You might notice that I mention the term “evidence-based” a few times on this site. That’s because it’s really important to me. In short, it means that the treatments I offer are based on scientific research and are usually those recommended by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). In particular I adhere to NICE guidelines for the treatment of depression, anxiety disorders, OCD, body dysmorphia and PTSD.
How can I find out more?
At your initial assessment I will be very happy to explain more about the way CBT works. Once we have completed the assessment I will be able to explain how we can use CBT to help with the particular difficulties you are experiencing.
For more information about CBT, please visit the BABCP website: http://www.babcp.com/Public/What-is-CBT.aspx