What is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy?

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is designed to improve mental well-being and help people overcome psychological challenges by reshaping thoughts and behaviour. It is referred to as CBT for short and is a talking therapy. Though it is perhaps mainly associated with depression and anxiety, it has also been used to cover other problems with mental and physical health. CBT aims to break the cycle of negative thought patterns to improve the way people feel, and it is largely focussed on dealing with current problems rather than issues in the past.

How CBT can help

Problems CBT may be able to help with include phobias, sleep problems and eating disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder and substance abuse issues. It has even been used to treat conditions like irritable bowel syndrome.

Changing thought patterns

At 4TherapyUK, we may be able to assist you if you feel CBT may be right for you. We aim to gain a good understanding of your cognitive processes to break down the cycle of negative thinking and unwanted thought patterns, including helping you overcome harmful or false ideas that you may be currently challenged with. We aim to make thought patterns more realistic and helpful to improve your mental well-being, whilst helping you move on from certain unwanted behaviours, such as avoiding certain social situations to give just one example.

Bespoke support

There are two parts of CBT: cognitive and behaviour therapy. Which area we focus on the most will depend on your unique situation. If you are trying to avoid certain actions, we may concentrate on behaviour therapy, but if we are helping you to overcome depression for instance, the main focus may be on cognitive therapy. We aim to help you see how certain thinking patterns and beliefs may affect your emotional state and your behaviour to help you meet your targets.

Learn more today

We have many years of experience behind us when it comes to helping people experiencing anxiety, depression, phobias, low-self esteem and more, and we have also provided counselling to couples. Why not visit www.4therapyuk.com today to find out more about our Cognitive Behavioural Therapy services?