Cognitive Behavioural Therapy focuses on the ‘here and now’ and encompasses many techniques, showing strong evidence for many kinds of problems.
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 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.
CBT 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.
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 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.
CBT 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.
We offer CBT therapy in Birmingham. Phinity Therapy also serve 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.
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