CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) 

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), has been proven to help treat a wide range of emotional and physical health conditions in adults, young people and children.

 

CBT looks at how we think about a situation and how this affects our behaviour. Our actions can affect how we think and feel, which can directly link to the way our body feels.

 

During times of mental distress, many people may view themselves & situations in negative or unhelpful ways. This can worsen how a person feels and in turn, they may then behave in a way that prolongs their distress.

How Does CBT Work?

CBT is based on the concept that your thoughts, feelings, physical sensations and actions are interconnected, and that negative thoughts and feelings can trap you in a vicious cycle, leading to prolonged distress.

CBT aims to help you deal with overwhelming problems in a more positive way by breaking them down into smaller, more manageable parts. We will work with you to change these negative patterns to improve the way you feel.

Unlike some other talking therapies, CBT deals with your current problems, rather than focusing on issues from your past.

It looks for practical ways to improve your state of mind on a daily basis. 

 

CBT practitioners help each person identify and change their negative thinking and unhelpful behaviour. In doing this, the result is often a major improvement in how a person feels and lives.

Uses for CBT

 

CBT has been shown to be an effective way of treating a number of different mental health conditions.

 

In addition to depression or anxiety disorders, CBT can also help people with:

  • bipolar disorder

  • borderline personality disorder

  • eating disorders - such as anorexia & bulimia

  • OCD

  • phobias

  • schizophrenia

  • addiction problems

  • stress disorder

CBT can also be useful for people with long-term health conditions, such as:

  • chronic fatigue

  • fibromyalgia

  • irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

Although CBT cannot cure the physical symptoms of these conditions, it can help people cope better with their symptoms.

 

Cognitive Behavioural Therapist in Radcliffe on Trent, Nottingham

 

Clare is a fully qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and registered Mental Health Nurse, accredited by the BABCP and NMC. She has over 20 years’ experience in mental health with the NHS, working with mental health problems in adults and children. 

 

Clare works with adults, children and couples and is able to adapt therapy to meet people’s individual needs and works in a supportive and confidential way. For further information on Clare and her services, please visit her website