CBT Therapy or Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in London.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy helps people to recognise and change unhelpful thinking and behaviour into helpful thoughts and behaviour. CBT Therapy gives patients a clear understanding of why their problem exists and the steps they need to take to change their problem.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy teaches patients to be their own therapists. CBT Therapists provide their clients with the psychological tools, methods and understanding for them to use on their own and with their CBT Therapist while they are in therapy. The clients learn and use the tools over the course of therapy, so that should they ever encounter further psychological difficulties once therapy has ended, they will be better equipped .
Because Cognitive Behavioural Therapy tackles people’s problem mainly from a present day perspective, you won’t be spending large amounts of time dwelling in the past.
What problems can you treat with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
The Government-produced NICE guidelines recommend Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) as a treatment of choice for a number of mental health issues:
- Anxiety Disorders
- Panic Attacks
- Social Anxiety
- Generalised Anxiety Disorder
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
- Schizophrenia & Psychosis
- Bi Polar Disorder
There is good evidence that Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is helpful in treating many other conditions, including:
- Chronic Fatigue
- Chronic Pain
- Physical Symptoms without a Medical Diagnosis
- Sleep Difficulties
- Anger Management
- Low Self Esteem
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy can be used if you are on medication which has been prescribed by your GP. You can also use CBT without taking medication. This will depend on the difficulty you want help with.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is proven to Work!
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is what is known as an ‘Evidence Based’ therapy. This means that in the same way all the ‘behind the counter’ medicines in your local chemists have undergone numerous clinical trials to prove their effectiveness at treating particular ailments, CBT has undergone a multitude of clinical trials to prove its effectiveness at treating many different psychological difficulties.
The Government-produced NICE guidelines recommend Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) as a treatment of choice for a number of mental health issues. This is based on many studies showing the effectiveness of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
If you would like to read what the National Institute of Clinical Excellence or NICE say about the effectiveness of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for the difficulties mentioned above then click here.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy – what to expect.
CBT is usually conducted one to one. The number of CBT sessions you need depends on the difficulty you need help with. Often this will be between five and twenty weekly sessions lasting between fiftyand sixty minutes each. CBT is mainly concerned with how you think and act now, instead of looking at and getting help with difficulties in your past.
You and your therapist at Canary Wharf clinic in London will discuss your specific difficulties and set goals for you to achieve. CBT is not a quick fix. It involves hard work during and between sessions. Your therapist will not tell you what to do. Instead they will help you decide what difficulties you want to work on in order to help you improve your situation. Your therapist will be able to advise you on how to continue using CBT techniques in your daily ‘life after your treatment ends.
Our CBT Therapy Team
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT Therapy) has become the number one talking therapy in the UK for Depression and Anxiety Difficulties. It looks at psychological problems from a “Here & Now” perspective and is highly effective whilst being simple to use and understand.
We have a highly skilful team of CBT Therapists working at our Clinic in Canary Wharf, London, who have many years experience of working within the NHS and the private sector.
All our CBT Therapists are fully accredited with the BABCP and take pride in the knowledge that the Cognitive Behavioural Therapy they provide really helps people and is proven to be effective for so many different problems and issues in life.
Find out more about Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in London
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