At DHC Talking Therapies we offer Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to clients who we feel will benefit from this approach, but many people don’t know what CBT is and what this treatment entails.
Advanced CBT Therapist at DHC Talking Therapies, Gary Richardson, explains more about CBT and how it can be effective in treating stress, anxiety, depression and other common mental health problems.
“Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is an evidence-based approach that can be very effective for clients with common mental health problems. CBT looks at the link between a situation and our thoughts, feelings, and behaviours.
Although CBT cannot necessarily change the situation, we can change our reaction to it, by learning to deal with it in a different way. Some examples of how CBT might be helpful include techniques to reduce worrying, manage thoughts, increase motivation, and improve self-esteem.
CBT takes a very proactive approach; we teach techniques which can be practiced and used in real life situations to improve emotional wellbeing now and into the future.
Although CBT tends to focus on the maintenance of our current difficulties, sometimes it can be helpful to understand how our past may be impacting on the maintenance of our anxiety and/or depression.
At DHC Talking Therapies we always tailor treatment to our clients’ individual needs and you can choose how to access treatment from a range of options”.
The video featured in this blog, from Mind, has some additional information on CBT and is very helpful if you want to know more.