CBT for Depression

CBT is a therapeutic psychotherapy that helps to identify and manage your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.  Our CBT course, Beating the Blues, helps to come up with alternative ways of thinking and explores how changing behavior can benefit this. We work collaboratively and view every client as an individual when working toward bringing you back to your best. 

Depression is a very common issue.. Depression can at times feel debilitating, as it may negatively impact your work life, your social life, and your relationships with loved ones. 

Medication is commonly used to help treat depression, however, NHS guidance and research show that depression is best treated with psychological therapy such as CBT. This can be combined with medication from your GP or as a stand alone option.

People can choose to access treatments like CBT without seeing their GP first but if you are feeling very worried or considering harming yourself or others you should seek professional help from either your GP or by dialling 999.

How Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is used to treat Generalised Anxiety Disorder

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is the number one treatment of choice for Generalised Anxiety Disorder across the UK. CBT involves amending or changing the process in how you deal with intrusive thoughts. The course will teach you to learn new thinking processes and practical techniques which will help to alleviate the worry and enable you to manage your anxiety. 

How the course will help you benefit with Anxiety

By helping you identify your thinking patterns and current behaviours we can learn how to turn around a problematic thinking process and replace it with a new fresh view that will give you your confidence back and reduce your anxiety. By learning to manage the situations, which you previously dreaded, through adopting new strategies to help you feel comfortable in any situation. Discovering these new behavioral strategies will help you feel better and stay better. 

How do you know if you are anxious?

The easiest signs of anxiety to recognise are physical changes, such as sweating, a racing heart, palpitations, or rapid breathing. These changes are caused by an increase in adrenaline, the substance which is released by your body to help you get ready to deal with danger or escape from something. It is quite normal to feel anxious when you are facing something dangerous or difficult, but it is not usual to feel anxious all the time or to feel that anxiety is ruling your life. Take our simple online test to see if you are anxious or depressed. Often these two conditions occur together

Benefits of CBT for Depression

Using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Depression can also help you understand the root of any mental health difficulties you have been experiencing. The course is holistic in the sense that it was designed to encompass the mental health support you may need to achieve recovery.

Beating the Blues will help you identify and implement strategies to help you and your family manage your condition. The course will identify how you experience depression, teach you what depression is and help you to find ways to better manage your condition.. 

Once you have completed the 8 sessions you will be far better placed to stay well, remain emotionally happy and recognise the signs of any relapse. 

Please take our free depression test which will help identify if you need help.

How does CBT differ from other treatments for depression

CBT helps alter your thought processes and modify your behavior towards how you are feeling. A big difference between CBT and other psychological therapies is that CBT works with the present-day difficulties, and only uses insight from the past if this feels necessary to altering present-day perspectives and actions. 

CBT will help with unwanted thoughts by helping you identify new goals for each day. Beating the Blues provides support by setting realistic goals and objectives. This will allow you to play an active role in tackling your depression. Working toward goals will help with removing negative thoughts, increasing your activity levels, raising motivation, and reducing somatic (physical) symptoms of depression. It will help you get better and stay better.