Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Referrals are accepted from rehabilitation managers, occupational health practitioners, solicitors, GP’s and of course self-referrals.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (also known as CBT), is used to successfully treat conditions such as depression, anxiety disorders, phobias, post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, pain management and many other conditions that negatively affect an individual’s quality of life.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is an evidenced based form of treatment and is recommended in the NHS NICE Guidelines.
Simply expressed, CBT works through the psychologist and client identifying together the negative thinking patterns (core assumptions and schemas) that an individual holds.
These negative thought processes have usually developed over a lengthy period of time and are frequently at the root of the individual’s current difficulties.
Once these unhelpful ways of thinking have been located, more appropriate or adaptive thinking patterns are learnt through a process of cognitive restructuring. During the treatment period new thought patterns gradually become integrated into thinking leading to a resolution of the original presenting problem.
All our treating psychologists are consultant chartered psychologists who have in excess of five years’ experience in senior practitioner posts. All currently hold or have held senior positions within the NHS, where the provision of CBT has formed a major component of their clinical responsibility.
All are members of the both the British Psychological Society and the Health & Care Professions Council and are required to complete continuous professional development in line with continuing registration.
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