This discipline can help to assess and treat many problems including:
- Emotional difficulties.
- Behavioural difficulties.
- Developmental difficulties.
- Social relationship difficulties.
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD).
- Low self-esteem.
- Anger management.
What is Cognitive Behaviour Therapy?
CBT focuses on the links between thoughts, feelings and behaviour, especially the way that unhelpful thoughts lead to and maintain distressing feelings and potentially problematic behaviours.
The therapeutic process aims to help the person to identify, understand and change both unhelpful thoughts and behaviours in order to feel better and be able to function more effectively in everyday life. CBT is usually short term, structured and focuses on dealing with current problems and difficulties, rather than trying to uncover causes in the distant past. The CBT Therapist and the young person talk and undertake activities together to help with this process.
A block of treatment will normally take between 6 and 12 sessions, usually once a week lasting up to an hour. Sessions may be longer if the presentation and difficulties are complex. We offer a review with family members half way through the block to assess whether or not more sessions are needed.
Sessions involve goal setting, problem solving, and trying out new skills and ways of thinking that aim to make a positive impact on the child's emotions and behaviour. In-between worksheets will be given to the child/young person such as 'thought diary' and/or exercises that will help them practise the skills learnt within each session and also help them try out new ways of dealing with real life.
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Please note that we do not offer all disciplines in all locations, and in some areas we offer outreach visits only.