Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), is seen as the most effective psychological treatment for mild to moderate depression and anxiety and helps you to:

  • Reconsider how you think about yourself,other people and the things going on around you.
  • Understand how your thoughts and feelings affect what you do and how you behave.

An effective course of CBT can help you to change how you think (the “Cognitive” part) and what you do (the “Behavioural” bit). When put into practice these changes can help you to feel better and enjoy your life much more.

CBT is one of several “talking treatments” that are recommended to help people with emotional problems. It works by focusing on the problems or difficulties that are affecting you now, rather than focusing on the causes of your distress or symptoms from the past, CBT teaches you ways to improve your state of mind now and in the future. The evidence shows that this way of working can help you feel better and stay better

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

CBT in Mental Health

CBT can help people cope with any mental health issues they may have. The more specific the problem, the more likely that CBT will help you improve your mental wellbeing. The therapy will focus on your particular mental health problems and help you to recover through the CBT course. CBT can be used alone or alongside medication and has a very high success rate.