Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
CBT is a psychological approach based on scientific principles and which research has shown to be effective for a wide range of problems. We work together to identify and understand problems in terms of the relationship between thought, feeling and behaviour.
The approach usually focuses on the difficulties in the here and now, and relies on the psychologist and client developing shared views of an individual's problem. This then leads to an identification of personalised therapy goals and strategies, which are continually monitored and evaluated. The acquisition and utilisation of new skills are seen as the main goal; putting what has been learned into practice between sessions is key.
Typically a course of CBT is short-term therapy and as such will consist of between 6-8 sessions.