Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a goal orientated therapy which explores the interaction between our thoughts, behaviours and feelings (both emotional and physical).
It focuses on the “here and now” and emphasises the importance of learning skills and techniques to help break the cycle. It is important to practice these skills in between session as the greatest benefit is made through application of these skills to your everyday life. This application of skills can be referred to as Home Projects; these are agreed upon collaboratively within sessions. It is important to note that although CBT acknowledges that the past has an influence on the way we feel now, the therapy itself focuses on the present.
CBT is a collaborative therapy and my aim would be to provide you with the skills and techniques needed for you to help break the cycle and for you to continue with this post-treatment.
CBT is an evidenced based treatment and is recommended by the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) for the treatment of depression and anxiety disorders.