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What is Cognitive Behaviour Therapy?
  Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) is a form of talking therapy that combines cognitive therapy and behaviour therapy. A cognitive behaviour therapist can help you understand how thinking and behaviour influence your situation and how to develop new thinking or behaviour which enables you to address specific problems more effectively. CBT is used to treat a wide range of mental health problems, from depression and eating disorders to phobias and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). It recommends looking at ourselves in a different way that might prove useful for all of us in everyday life.

How can Cognitive Behavioural Treatment help you?
 

CBT is a psychological approach based on scientific principles which research has shown to be effective for a wide range of problems.

CBT tends to be short, taking six weeks to six months. You will usually attend a session once a week, each session lasting either 50 minutes or an hour.

CBT focuses on specific goals and behaviour change and provides practical strategies for coping with the issues that you are facing.

CBT teaches you ways of overcoming the problems you are facing with the aim to break the negative cycles.



How effective is cognitive behavioural therapy?
 

Of all the talking therapies, CBT has the most clinical evidence to show that it works. Studies have shown that it is at least as effective as medication for many types of depression and anxiety disorders. But unlike many drugs, there are few side effects with CBT. After a relatively short course, people have often described long-lasting benefits.



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