CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)
CBT, or Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, has been proven to help treat a wide range of emotional and physical health conditions. CBT looks at how we think about a situation and how this affects the way we act. Our actions can affect how we think and feel and this links to the way our body feels.
During times of mental distress, people think differently about themselves and what happens to them, meaning thoughts can become negative and unhelpful. This can worsen how a person feels and in turn, they may then behave in a way that prolongs their distress.
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.
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. CBT can be used to treat health anxiety, OCD, generalised anxiety disorder, social anxiety, trauma, managing the psychological factors associated with chronic pain and long-term physical health conditions. CBT helps build skills and coping mechanisms to deal with problems and challenges that we are facing. 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. https://www.cbtwellbeing.co.uk