What is Cognitive Behaviour
CBT is an established form of counselling/ psychotherapy which
aims to help the client to identify unhelpful patterns of
thinking and behaviour, and discover new more helpful ways of
thinking and behaving.
CBT is a well researched area of therapy and has been evaluated
by the National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence
(NICE) as an effective form of treatment for specific problem
areas experienced by clients.
Arranging an Assessment
During CBT an Assessment session is usually held as a first step
to explore whether this approach may be helpful to you and how
you feel about working with the Therapist.
Subsequent sessions of CBT (some people require only 1 or a few
sessions, others require anything between 6 and 24 sessions
depending on the nature of their problems) usually last for 50
minutes during which you would meet with your Therapist who will
work with you on tackling your problems. Your Therapist will
discuss with you the idea of undertaking some work in between
your sessions to help you achieve your aims.
Meeting with a CBT Therapist
It is important that you
feel safe and secure with your therapist. Most therapists
working here are Associate Therapists of
the centre who have undertaken training in specific CBT
skills and techniques. Many of the Associate Therapists are
Accredited with either BABCP (see
or BACP (see
and adhere to clear professional and ethical standards of
practice. Many of the Associate Therapists also have a
professional background in a range of health and social care
professions including Psychology, Nursing and Social Work.
All therapists (employed directly by the centre or associate
therapists) hold Personal Indemnity Insurance.
Please do enquire about your therapist along with their professional
training and background as they will be happy to answer any
questions you may have either before your Assessment session
or during any agreed treatment sessions.
Some of our current Associate
Costs of CBT
a private CBT service and costs vary - please
to discuss your needs.