In Cognitive Behavioural Treatment (CBT), people work with a therapist to look at patterns of thinking (cognition) and acting (behaviour) that are making them more likely to become depressed, or are keeping them from improving once they become depressed. Once these patterns are recognised, the person can make changes to replace them with ones that promote good mood and better coping. Treatment length can vary, but is usually four to 24 weekly sessions.
Does it work?
CBT has been tested in more well-designed studies than any other form of psychological therapy for depression. It is effective for a wide range of people, including children, adolescents, adults and older people. Some studies show that it might be useful especially when combined with an antidepressant, but it can also be very effective on its own. CBT might also be good at helping to prevent depression from returning once a person has recovered.
How can Cognitive Behavioural Treatment help you?
- CBT is a psychological approach based on scientific principles which research has shown to be effective for a wide range of problems.
- CBT is often used in short bursts – (though it depends on the individual and the circumstances).
- CBT focuses on specific goals and behaviour change and provides practical strategies for coping with the issues that you are facing.
- CBT teaches you ways of overcoming the problems you are facing with the aim to break the negative cycles.
Issues CBT can help you with.
We are able to help with a range of issues including:
- Anger, Anxiety, Stress,
- Depression, Post Natal Depression,
- OCD, Panic, Phobias and Fears,
- Relationships Issues
- Work and Career Issues.