What is CBT?

CBT, or Cognitive Behaviour Therapy is an umbrella term that covers a number of approaches such as rational emotive therapy, problem solving training, cognitive therapy, dialectical behaviour therapy, metacognitive therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy and mindfulness based cognitive therapy. The dominant model and the one I am trained in is cognitive therapy developed by Aaron T Beck. Beck’s approach initially focused in research into and the treatment of depression. In the last 3 decades CBT has been applied to:

  • anxiety disorders
  • substance abuse
  • personality disorders
  • psychosis
  • bipolar disorder
  • chronic medical problems
  • eating disorders

CBT works on adults, children, young people and families as well as older people. The simple statement ‘The way you think affects the way you feel’ captures CBT perfectly. As CBT has been proven to work, the NHS are using it now in their IAPT (improving access to psychological services) programme. However, there is usually a very long waiting list on the NHS for this service. I can see you much sooner then can be done through the NHS.

Do you think this may be something you are interested in, then email me and we can set up a initial FREE consultation to discuss your requirements? The fees are the same as the fee structure for Life Coaching, so for a face to face consult, please click here to see the price. I can also offer SKYPE or email CBT.



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