CBT : Cognitive Behavioural Therapy


What is CBT?

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is a talking therapy that helps you manage your problems by changing the way you think and behave. CBT helps you break down overwhelming problems into smaller parts to improve the way you feel.

Unlike some other talking therapies, CBT deals with your current problems, rather than focusing on issues from your past. CBT provides practical ways to improve your state of mind on a daily basis.

Research evidence has shown that CBT is an effective way of treating anxiety and depression and a number of other mental and physical health problems.

CBT involves undertaking agreed tasks in between sessions (such as keeping a diary to record thoughts and feelings, or trying out new behaviours) so that you can increase your learning and put in practice what has been talked about in the session.

Talking Therapies can help with: Abuse, addictions, anger, anxiety, bereavement, depression, eating disorders, family/carer/relationship issues, health related issues, identity problems, loss, personal development, phobias, post-traumatic stress, pregnancy related issues, self-esteem/low self-confidence, sexuality issues, stress, work related issues and many other personal issues.


First Session

The first session will last 60 minutes (all subsequent sessions will be 50 minutes).

‘It is a chance to ask questions and decide what it is you want to achieve from having CBT. Professional considerations will be explained - such as confidentiality and frequency of sessions etc.


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

This is different for everyone depending on the issues you are facing and your personal requirements.
Yes therapy is private and confidential. There are exceptions to keeping confidentiality in relation to duty of care and these will be explained to you in the first session.
All sessions last for 50 minutes. Apart from the first which will last 1 hour. This will allow for questions and paperwork to be completed.
CBT involves undertaking agreed tasks in between sessions (such as keeping a diary to record thoughts and feelings, or trying out new behaviours) so that you can increase your learning and put in practice what has been talked about in the session.