Cognitive Behaviour Therapy – CBT


CBT - Cognitive behaviour therapyCognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) is a form of psychotherapy, which was originally designed to treat depression. However, it is now used to treat a number of conditions. These other conditions include: anxiety, depression, panic, phobias (including agoraphobia and social phobia), stress, bulimia, obsessive compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, bipolar disorder and psychosis. CBT may also help in difficulties with anger, having a low opinion of oneself or physical health problems, like pain or fatigue.

CBT can help to change the way one thinks (‘Cognitive’) and what one does (‘Behaviour’) and focuses on the ‘here and now’ problems and difficulties. Instead of focusing on the causes of your distress or symptoms in the past, it looks for ways to improve your state of mind now.

For further information about this treatment, please feel free to get in touch.

For more on CBT, click on the following links.

http://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/mentalhealthinformation/therapies/cognitivebehaviouraltherapy.aspx

http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Cognitive-behavioural-therapy/Pages/Introduction.aspx

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cognitive_behavioral_therapy

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