About Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a type of Psychotherapy that places an emphasis on evidence based practice; making it stand out from other forms of therapy. The therapy offered will be up-to-date professional and pure therapy based on the latest research. Although many therapists offer some CBT skill or a CBT approach, research shows that only pure CBT is effective. Accredited therapists are trained in offering pure CBT.

CBT is the psychological treatment recommended by the National Institute of Health and Clinical Exellence (NICE) for the treatment of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder and mild to moderate depression. Click here to visit the NICE website.

CBT helps the individual to make sense of their current problems, whilst understanding the influences of past experiences. It is based on a 'formulation' which is a diagrammatic representation of the problem. It is highly individualised and may also include a more simple vicious cycle which is looking at what is helping to keep the problem going today.

CBT uses tools that are grounded in scientific theory and principles. It includes principles of:

  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Learning Theories
  • Behavioural Psychology
  • Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Compassionate Mind Training
  • Schema Theories
  • Models of Mental Health Care
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