Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive behavioural therapy is a psychotherapeutic approach to solving and understanding emotional problems, cognitions and behaviour through a goal orientated process. The interplay between thoughts, feelings, behaviour and physical symptoms is carefully explored to enable clients to make changes especially with regard to challenging negative automatic beliefs and develop appropriate coping strategies to improve quality of life.

CBT was primarily developed through a merging of behaviour therapy with cognitive therapy. While rooted in rather different theories, these two traditions found common ground in focusing on the "here and now", and on alleviating symptoms. There is strong evidence that CBT is effective for the treatment of a variety of problems, including mood, anxiety, personality, eating, substance abuse, and psychotic disorders.CBT can be both within individual or group therapy sessions with techniques geared towards self help. In the United Kingdom, the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence recommends CBT as the treatment of choice for a number of mental health difficulties, including Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Bulimia Nervosa, Depression, and for the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.


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Key Benefits

  • Timely access to services
  • Fully qualified and accredited practitioners
  • Recognised by major insurers
  • Integrated clinical care


  • Practitioners who are experts in their field.
  • Established record of clinical outcomes