Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a structured, active, and collaborative therapy. The therapist will work alongside you to help change any unhelpful thinking patterns and behaviours that are causing or maintaining your current difficulties. You will be given the opportunity to discuss your problems in relation to how you think about yourself, the world, and other people as well as how what you do, or don’t do, affects how you think and feel.

Treatment usually involves practical exercises and experiments worked on with the therapist and as homework between sessions. Sessions are usually weekly. Instead of focusing on the causes of your distress or symptoms in the past, it mainly focuses on your ’here and now’ problems and difficulties.

We also run two therapeutic groups using CBT – the Behavioural Activation Group for people with depression and the Coping With Worry Group for those with anxiety.

Videos and booklets to help prepare for CBT and cope while you wait for treatment can be found here.