Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a structured therapy which helps you to look at the connections between your thoughts, feelings, behaviour and physical sensations. It is generally short to medium term and focuses on specific problems e.g. negative thought patterns which you would like to respond differently to.
CBT is particularly helpful for
depression and anxiety disorders, including obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
and post traumatic Stress disorder (PTSD).
During the therapy we will draw up a formulation, or picture of the difficulties you are having and plan a series of sessions with a particular focus on how you can behave or think differently and feel better as a result. There is a focus on testing new ways of responding to situations between sessions. At the end of therapy we would identify together what you will do to continue your progress.