Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a widely recognised talking therapy which is now used within the NHS. Research has shown that it is effective for a number of mental health conditions, including anxiety, depression and obsessive compulsive disorders.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy looks at how our thoughts effect our feelings and behaviour. Negative thought patterns – self-criticism, for example – can have a major impact on how we feel about ourselves, and how we act in our relationships. By exploring how unhealthy thought patterns may be affecting you, you’ll be able to improve your understanding of how you feel and behave, and make positive changes in your life.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy sessions aren’t about being ‘fixed’ by a therapist – they are about being given a range of practical tools that can be used in everyday life. Rather than delving into the past, CBT looks at how you can make changes in the present. Working together, you’ll set goals to work towards, and you’ll be given ‘homework’ to do in between sessions, so that you’re able to make the most of your time with the therapist.

The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence recommends CBT as the treatment of choice for a number of mental health difficulties, including post-traumatic stress disorder, OCD, bulimia nervosa, and clinical depression, and for the neurological condition chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis.

Our Cognitive Behavioural Therapy specialist, Andy Krawcewisz, is an accredited member of the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies.

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At no time will the Wellbeing Clinic recommend using any therapy as an alternative to seeking medical help. Complementary therapists are not trained to diagnose or give medical advice.
British Assocaition for Counselling and Psychotherapy
UK Council for Psychotherapy