Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a highly structured and clinically proven treatment for overcoming a wide range of problems including anxiety, depression, insomnia, OCD, panic attacks, PTSD, social phobia, low self-esteem and relationship problems. CBT works by using proven psychological techniques to identify and change the hard-wired connections between negative thoughts, distressing emotions, unhelpful behaviours and physical sensations. CBT is usually applied on a time focused basis, however longer-term therapy is also provided where this is helpful to the client. The research evidence shows that CBT is effective in the treatment of long-term conditions rooted in childhood experiences, as well as short-term problems triggered by recent situations or life events.
The published research evidence demonstrates that CBT is highly effective in the treatment of a wide range of psychological problems including depression, anxiety, panic attacks, OCD, social phobia, PTSD, eating disorders, chronic fatigue, anger problems, low self-esteem and specific phobias. Evidence from a large number of research trials, consistently demonstrates that CBT is more effective than other forms of therapy or counselling, matching or outperforming antidepressant medications for anxiety and depression related problems. According to the Royal College of Psychiatrists, CBT is “The most effective psychological treatment for moderate and severe depression,” “It is as effective as anti-depressant medication” and “It is one of the most effective treatments where anxiety and depression is the main problem." CBT is endorsed by the Department of Health, National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE), British Psychological Society, Royal College of Psychiatrists, Royal College of General Practitioners and the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).
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