Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

 

What is CBT?

CBT is a short-term therapy which has been shown to be effective in the treatment of a number of emotional difficulties such as for the treatment of;

  • anxiety disorders  (including general anxiety, panic, agoraphobia and social anxiety)
  • depression,
  • obsessive-compulsive disorder,
  • post-traumatic stress disorder,
  • low self-esteem,
  • distressing feelings or habits including shame, guilt and anger and,
  • medically unexplained symptoms.

During the programme you will be discovering a great deal about yourself, especially about how you think and act when you feel negative or down and, with help from your therapist, how your problems and worries can be helped by learning and applying some straight-forward techniques for resolution.

There is no ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ in the group, because CBT doesn’t look at things in this way. CBT is an ‘active’ form of therapy so it means you’ll be working with your therapist and other group members in a way that should be interesting, collaborative and supportive. The therapist will take you through a course, looking at specific areas of life each week, to help you understand what is going on and find practical ways of dealing with problematic thoughts and behaviours.

When?

We currently run free rolling Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) group programmes for 8, 9 or 13 weeks aimed to help towards improving well-being and help you to deal with symptoms you are currently experiencing.

Where?

We run courses in Cambridge, Ely and Huntingdon.

How?

Please call us on 01223 357221 to come in for an initial meeting.

 

For further information about CBT please refer to the following links:

The British Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Psychotherapy (BABCP)

https://www.babcp.com/Public/What-is-CBT.aspx

and the Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCP)

https://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/mentalhealthinformation/therapies/cognitivebehaviouraltherapy.aspx