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Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy looks at the relationship between our cognition, feelings, physiology and behaviour. Dr Olivia Thrift describes Cognitive Behaviour Therapy in the video opposite and how it can help.


Cognitive Behaviour Therapy


We offer Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) in Petersfield, Portsmouth, Isle of Wight, Haywards Heath, Brighton, Eastbourne and Online.

What is Cognitive Behaviour Therapy?


Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) is one of the most widely used forms of psychotherapy in the world, and it is effective in treating a wide range of mental health problems, including depression, anxiety, and eating disorders.


Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) is based on the idea that our thoughts, feelings, and behaviours are all interconnected. Our thoughts influence our feelings, and our feelings influence our behaviours. CBT helps people to identify negative thoughts and beliefs that are contributing to their problems, and to learn how to challenge and change these thoughts.


Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) also teaches people how to change their behaviours in order to improve their mood and well-being. For example, someone with social anxiety might be taught how to gradually expose themselves to social situations in a safe and controlled way.


How Does Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) Work?


Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) works by helping people to identify and change the negative thoughts and beliefs that are contributing to their problems. CBT therapists use a variety of techniques to help people do this, including:


  • Socratic questioning: This involves asking the client questions to help them to explore their thoughts and beliefs in a more objective way.


  • Collaborative empiricism: This involves working with the client to test out their thoughts and beliefs in the real world.


  • Behavioral experiments: This involves the client engaging in activities that they have been avoiding due to their anxiety or other problems.


  • Homework assignments: The client is given homework assignments to practice the skills they have learned in therapy.


Benefits of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)


Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) has been shown to be effective in treating a wide range of mental health problems. NICE (National Institute for Clinical Excellence) recommends CBT as an effective treatment for a range of difficulties, including Depression, Anxiety and Panic, Social Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Body-Dysmorphic Disorder, Eating Disorders (including Anorexia, Bulimia and Binge Eating Disorders) and Paranoia.

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