Child & Adolescent Therapy
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
CBT is generally considered to be one of the most effective talking treatments available. This is related to the fact that it has shown very favourable results through extensive research over many years on its effectiveness.
CBT aims to help you feel better by identifying unhelpful patterns of thought and behaviour and then teaching more helpful ways to engage with life’s difficulties in order to develop more useful patterns of thinking and behaving.
The focus of CBT is in the here and now with consideration of how you deal with current situations however it is also informed in part by an understanding of how past events may have shaped your understanding of yourself and others.
Therapy is a two way partnership where your therapist will gently help you explore your usual ways of relating to yourself and others. Your Therapist will take an active role in guiding you to identify the impact your thoughts and feelings may have on your behaviour and in turn how this feels for you. They will always work at your pace to help ensure you can make effective changes in your life.
CBT therapists will ask you to do home practice exercises in-between sessions. This is an essential part of CBT therapy because it allows you to put into practice what you are learning in session to enable lasting change.