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Change Orientated Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

What is CBT?

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy is a collaborative therapeutic approach that examines our behaviours, thoughts, beliefs and emotions. It focuses on specific problems by identifying how unhelpful behaviours and thoughts impact on the way that we feel. It is the psychological treatment of choice in treating a range of problems including Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Depression, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Panic and Phobias.

CBT treatment has been extensively researched and is recognized by the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) the body that determines and recommends effective treatments within the NHS.

It is a highly structured form of psychotherapy and fully involves the client in both in and out of session work. It isn't a passive approach and offers tools that help the person to become their own therapist and therefore assists prevention of future lapses. Any form of change requires effort and commitment by the individual involved and CBT is no different in this regard. Although in session work is important, how the person tests out new ways of thinking and acting on a daily basis is the primary determinant in the therapy having a successful outcome.

In comparison with other forms of psychotherapy the length of treatment is relatively brief. The number of sessions is dependent on the complexity of the presenting problems and can vary between 5 and 30 following initial assessment. CBT has been shown to be at least as effective as medication for certain psychiatric disorders.