Cognitive Behaviour Therapy or CBT for short is one of the more popular therapies around.
It is liked by the NHS because there have been many studies showing its effectiveness, particularly in short term therapy.
The 'C' in CBT refers to cognitive.
Cognition essentially refers to what we think and how we think. It includes all the different things our mind can do, like planning, problem solving, decision making and drawing conclusions.
The 'B' in CBT refers to behaviour .
It includes our actions, what we do and what we avoid doing. It includes subtle actions like where we look or how we stand and more obvious actions like which places we tend to avoid.
A central idea of CBT is that the perspective or view we take of an event is vital in helping us understand how we feel and act.
In other words, how we think about an event is vital in helping us understand why we feel and act in particular ways.
In contrast to other therapies, CBT:
There is real and convincing evidence that CBT can help with a large number of problems, and better still, CBT can be effective either through self-help – by reading about it, or through only a short number of sessions with a trained CBT counsellor or therapist.
CBT is known to be effective with a large number of problem areas, including:
A good counsellor should offer CBT in conjunction with other counselling and therapy techniques.
CBT is not the only type of therapy that has been found to be useful.
Here at Mental Wellness Counselling we recognise the importance of CBT and it is a integral part of our counselling process.
In your first session you can share a little about what is troubling you and how you think CBT can help. Together we'll draw up a CBT based treatment plan that will be designed to get you back on your feet in the shortest time possible.
Any CBT plan should include, at a minimum, the following:
In addition your therapist may provide you with:
Reach out to schedule your first session. During your first session you can share a little about what is troubling you and how you think CBT can help.
You can share a bit about what's troubling you and I can answer any questions you might have.
We'll discuss your goals and my approach and assess whether we are the right fit for each other.
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CBT is proven to work for the vast majority of people, it is highly likely it will work for you. But don't worry all our therapist are trained with a number of approaches and would be happy to discuss these with you. As mentioned, it is highly likely CBT will have some positive effect.
CBT is highly likely to have a positive effect, if it doesn’t, talk to your counsellor about trying other approaches. Your counsellor should be more than willing to discuss these with you.
I charge £40 per 50 minute session and I have a 24 hours notice cancellation policy.
CBT can be quite effective in the short term so its best to think of 6 sessions. Of course you may want less or more, it's up to you, but 6 sessions is a good guideline.
No I don’t prescribe medication, for medication you need to see a GP or a Psychiatrist. I can discuss medication with you based on my knowledge or this area, but before taking any you should see either a GP or Psychiatrist or someone else qualified to proscribe it.
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