Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, or CBT, is a practical approach that focuses on the current problem, it is a treatment recommended by NICE (National Institute of Clinical Excellence) for a wide range of mental health problems. The research tells us that this approach is particularly effective.
CBT is all about exploring the connections between the way we think, what we do, our emotions and the way we feel physically. During times of distress, we can think differently about ourselves . Thoughts can become negative and unhelpful. This can result in us feeling even worse and we may then behave in a way that prolongs our distress. We can become trapped in unhelpful cycles.
CBT enables us to unpick these and understand how we might inadvertently maintain these cycles.
Sometimes it can be appropriate to look at the difficulties historically, identifying the causes of your distress or symptoms in the past.
Once we have understood the problem we can apply CBT strategies to help manage the difficulties by changing the way you think and behave.
This can lead to a major improvement in how you feel and live your life. You will also have a toolkit of CBT strategies to use, to help you manage your mood, for the future.
It truly can be life changing!
My Qualification in CBT: Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (BABCP Accredited)