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What is CBT

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a form of shorter term psychotherapy which focuses on the relationship between our thinking, how this contributes to how we feel, and our corresponding behaviour. CBT Sessions support the client in establishing more supportive ways of thinking, thereby improving feelings and creating a more positive approach to situations in daily life. CBT is research based and has been proved effective in treating a range of issues.


Evidence Based Therapy

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is listed in the UKs Guidelines for health care (NICE) as the treatment approach for psychological & emotional health issues. Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy is also recommended as an effective therapy with NICE.


How it works

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) focuses on specific problem areas of the client’s life and supports positive change and insights by…

  • Working with Automatic Thought Records – provides a more complete understanding of difficulties
  • Supporting the individual to identify problems and understand their emotional responses – healthy versus unhealthy
  • Identifying unhelpful thinking patterns & replacing with more self supportive thinking
  • Working with Activity Sheets & Action Plans
  • Changing unhelpful self or life beliefs – understanding why we have them but most importantly how to let them go and replace with more self-empowering beliefs
  • Providing between session worksheets – learning to be your own therapist!
  • Identifying & deepening positive emotions & personal traits
  • Providing Solution focused approach to problems
  • Including relapse prevention for longer term positive change


CBT Techniques

The skills gained in online CBT therapy are usually incorporated into daily living to help to improve communication, to recognize and manage stressors and overcome difficulties more effectively.

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