What happens during CBT sessions
If it is recommended for your circumstances and you choose cognitive behavioural therapy, then you will typically have a therapy session once every week or 2. The course of treatment usually lasts between 5-20 sessions.
We will work together to break down your problems into their separate parts during the sessions, making them clearer and easier to overcome. By using this process, we will be able to help you work out how to change unhelpful thoughts and behaviours, allowing you to better manage your problems and stop them from having a negative impact on your life. Even far after the course of therapy finishes.
Uses for CBT
About Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a type of talking therapy that helps you manage and overcome mental health challenges by changing the way you think and behave.
CBT is commonly used as a treatment for depression and anxiety, but it can also be used to treat a selection of other mental health problems.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy helps you to deal with negative thoughts and patterns by breaking down overwhelming problems into smaller parts. By showing you how to change these negative patterns, it helps to improve the way you feel.
- A thorough assessment
- A diagram offering a visual aid of how your difficulties are impacting on you (referred to as a formulation)
- Completion of specific measures (forms with basic questions about your difficulty) to help monitor progress
- A treatment plan devised between you and your therapist, looking at how your thoughts (cognitions), behaviours, emotions and physical sensations impact on each other and maintain the difficulty you are experiencing
- A set of goals agreed between you and your therapist
- Regular reviews through treatment and a review of goals
- Exercises to do in between sessions in order to maximise learning and promote recovery
- To develop tools to use during and after therapy which challenge the way you think and behave in certain situations
- A ‘relapse management plan’ which considers what you have learned about yourself in treatment and techniques which may help limit any ‘blips’ or bumps in the road you may experience after therapy
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