CBT

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy can be used to treat a wide range of issues such as:

Phobias, Stress / Anxiety, Lack of Confidence, Public Speaking

What is Cognitive Behaviour Therapy?

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a science-based psychological approach to overcoming problems and emotional distress.

CBT has repeatedly been shown in clinical trials to be an effective treatment, for a wide range of problems. In fact, no other psychological treatment has an evidence base anything like CBT. Hence the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) has clearly recommended cognitive behaviour therapy as the psychological treatment of choice.

CBT is based upon the premise that the way we feel is strongly influenced by our behaviour and our thoughts. It helps people to overcome problems by teaching new adaptive ways of thinking and behaving.

It looks at

• How you think about yourself, the world and other people. • How what you do affects your thoughts and your feelings. • How your thoughts can affect your emotions and your actions in certain situations.

It can help you to change how you think about your problem (cognitive) and what you do (behaviour). These changes can help you to feel better. It focuses on the here and now, and mainly on improving how you see your situation rather than looking at the causes of your distress.

When you see your situation in a different way, the knock-on effect is that you will behave differently in that situation.

It has been shown to help with many needs including amongst others: • Anxiety • Depression • Panic • Phobias • Anger • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder • Stress Disorder problems

So What is Cognitive Behaviour Hypnotherapy?

Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy (CBH) is where CBT is combined with hypnotherapy to produce a more effective form of therapy which often can produce more rapid results than standard CBT alone.