CBT Therapy Birmingham

Updated: July 23, 2022

You have probably heard of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) because it has become one of the most popular, highly researched, and evidence-based talking therapies.


CBT therapy draws attention to how our thoughts, feeling, bodily sensations, and behaviours interact, and offers practical strategies to change ‘maladaptive’ patterns.

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What Is CBT?

CBT therapy focuses on the ‘here and now’ and encompasses many techniques, showing strong evidence for many kinds of problems.


Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) examines how what we think and feel, impacts what we do, and vice versa.  It takes a very comprehensive look at these various aspects of a person to notice the processes that are maintaining a problem.


With this explicit awareness and understanding, our therapists can help you determine which technique from CBT therapy might be helpful for breaking what is known as the ‘vicious cycle’.  This helps individuals break down the problem, and work on it in a manageable way, and in time replace the vicious cycle with a more helpful one, which has a positive impact on life, often leading to an improvement in functioning and therefore mental health and wellbeing.

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About CBT Therapy At Phinity Birmingham

CBT therapy offers a very present focus; this means that although we may briefly touch on historic information, much of the work is targeted at what is actually happening now, providing a practical approach, day to day.


At Phinity Therapy we work with you to identify and understand the negative thought patterns you may be enacting and guide you toward replacing these with more helpful ones.


Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) offers very practical ways of working with specific problems. It can help you to think differently, and change what you do.  These practical changes can help improve life experience and mood, offering a sense of accomplishment which can also foster motivation.


CBT therapy sessions normally last between 6 and 20 sessions, depending on the severity of the issue.  Sessions last 50 minutes and are structured with a collaborative agenda, this ensures that all tasks are completed in the session.


Sessions may include some writing and will often include homework, which is reviewed at each session with your CBT therapist.  The aim of CBT is for you to become your own therapist so that by the end of therapy, you’re able to take away your learning and continue to apply it.

Benefits Of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

  • Present oriented – so if your issues relate to the here and now, CBT will address them well


  • Practical – it offers methodical and proven techniques for an array of issues, so if you like strategic approaches, CBT therapy will likely benefit you


  • Highly focused approach – it explicitly addresses specific issues in a detailed way


  • Short-term – you might need as little as 6 therapy sessions due to the specificity and utility of this approach


  • Structured – each session begins with an agenda, with specific tasks to work through, great if you prefer a defined approach


  • Active – you may at times be using a pen and paper in sessions to learn and apply the techniques to current issues


  • Skills oriented – the idea is that by the end, you will be your own therapist and be able to apply your newly acquired skills to continue to build on the work you have done

What Issues Can CBT Therapy Help With?

CBT therapy techniques are highly transferable and can be applied to many problems and mental health conditions.  Just some of these are: depression, anxiety disorder, bipolar disorder, eating disorders (e.g., anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, orthorexia, etc), borderline personality disorder, obsessive compulsive disorders (OCD/POCD, etc), panic disorder, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), schizophrenia, insomnia and other sleep problems, substance misuse, and even helping individuals better manage symptoms of physical conditions.

Does Phinity Provide CBT Therapy Near Me?

We offer Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in Birmingham. Phinity Therapy also serves other cities and countries through our network of qualified therapists.  Online therapy is also available, catering for those who cannot reach our clinic or have busy schedules.


Make a commitment to taking control and living the life you want and deserve. Start by booking your Free Initial Consultation Today and speak to one of our friendly principal therapists about your concerns and desired goals.


You can alternatively fill in our contact form located on our About Us page, or give us a call.


*Due to limited time slot availability caused by high demand, we now offer only one Free Initial Consultation for prospective clients, further conversations are charged at our normal rate.

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