This type of therapy is particularly helpful for those with specific issues. This is because it is very practical (rather than insight-based) and looks at solving the problem. Some of the people that may benefit from CBT include:
● People with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
● Those with an eating disorder.
● People who have an addiction.
● People who are experiencing sleeping problems, such as insomnia.
● People who have a fear or phobia.
● Those with obsessive-compulsive disorder.
● Those who want to change their behaviour
So how can we help
Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is a talking therapy that helps you manage problems by encouraging you to recognise how your thoughts can affect your feelings and behaviour. CBT combines a cognitive approach (examining your thoughts) with a behavioural approach (the things you do). It aims to break overwhelming problems down into smaller parts, making them easier to manage.
During our sessions we will
Look at the specific problem that is holding you back, delve into how and when this particular problem started then look for practical ways to improve your state of mind on a daily basis. We can break down your problems into their separate parts, such as your thoughts, physical feelings and actions. Then analyse these areas to work out if they're unrealistic or unhelpful, and to determine the effect they have on each other and on you. We will then be able to help you work out how to change unhelpful thoughts and behaviours