CBT is a type of psychotherapy, which has been proven to be an effective treatment for psychological and emotional difficulties. It is recommended by National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) and the Scottish Intercolelgiate Guidance Network (SIGN) as a treatment for severe to moderate anxiety disorders and depression.
The main principle of CBT is that thoughts are linked to beliefs, behavouirs, moods and physical responses. It is our perception of situations that affect our behavuoiral, emotional and physical responses to certain situations in our lives.
Within therapy, unhelpful and unrealistic thinking are focused upon due to their impact on self esteem and the cause of psychological problems, such as anxiety and depression. The aim of therapy is to challenge unhelpful thinking, to develop and learn new coping strategies, problem solving and desicion making.
Sessions last for fifty minutes and the number of sessions will be determined by the individuals requirements, this will be by mutual agreement.