Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) for adults & young people

We help adults and young people, who have a range of psychological difficulties, after life events, injury and illness. This includes clients with:

  • Anxiety disorders

  • Panic & phobias

  • Depression

  • OCD

  • Trauma recovery (both single event, complex or early trauma)

  • Difficulties adjusting to pain, illness and injury

  • Interpersonal & relationship problems

  • Loss & grief

  • Personality problem & low self esteem

  • Sleep disturbance

  • Chronic conditions and more...

What is CBT & is it right for me?

CBT stands for cognitive behavioural therapy. In its simplest form it is a skills based therapy, which helps people learn ways to overcome or adjust to their life problems and symptoms.

Initially, it teaches the person to understand the meanings they hold in their mind about their specific difficulties and to understand the ways this effects their feelings, body and behaviour reactions.

Later in treatment the person, with the support of their Therapist, learns to make systematic changes to their coping.

There are many types of CBT and it is a particularly useful therapy for clients who are willing to learn about their problems and who want to take action to help themselves. 

Sessions are typically one hour in length (per week or fortnight). As part of CBT treatments, the client and Therapist develop between session tasks, which aim to help the client to practise a new skill or explore a new way of functioning.

The CBT sessions with the Therapist allow the person to learn new information, discuss any difficulties they have had between meetings and learn step by step ways to overome their problems.

CBT is a therapy which has undergone much research to see if it works. Originally, it was used to help people with depression and now there are many specific models for different disorders that have been developed and proven to help people in distress.

What happens if I want therapy?

If you are interested in attending therapy, but feel unsure what type, if any, is suitable for you or if you want to ask questions first, then you can contact us by telephone or e-mail for an initial discussion.

CBT is just one of a number of therapies that may be recommeded to help a client seeking treatment.

Clients can also arrange an initial consultation in order to discuss in more detail, the best ways to help with their unique pattern of difficulties, before deciding to begin therapy. 

If you want to enquire further about therapy, then please see the 'How to Find us' page for more information.