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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

What is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)?

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is evidenced based for: Mild to Severe depression, OCD, Phobias, General Anxiety disorder, Panic disorder and PTSD ( post traumatic stress disorder) and is recommended intervention by the NICE Guidelines (National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence)

CBT is a talking therapy which helps you to understand the interaction between your thoughts/images (cognitions), what you do (behaviours), your emotions (moods) and physical feelings. It can help you to understand what caused and maintains your difficulties. CBT is a problem focused approach which can enable you to change the way you think, feel and behave. It will teach you recognise unhelpful thinking styles and teach you new techniques to help unhelpful thoughts behaviours that are maintaining your current difficulties with the aid of a practical, problem focused models.

Your sessions may be weekly or fortnightly and you will have an opportunity to agree the number of sessions in your treatment plan with your Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is delivered face to face in our centres, at some of the local GP surgeries, or other local venues. Sessions last 60 minutes.

Who is it for?

Lancashire Women offer CBT for mild to moderate depression of anxiety disorder/problems

CBT is for anyone who wants to better understand their difficulties and to make positive changes in their thinking style or behaviours

How might it help me?

You would work alongside your therapist in regular meetings (usually weekly) to gain a shared understanding of your current problems. Usually people have between 8 to 12 sessions of therapy. Together with your therapist you would agree a plan to tackle these. This plan will involve working towards change in your therapy sessions and through tasks you have agreed to do in between your therapy meetings. Towards the end of sessions, if needed, you would agree a plan to continue with progress on your own after therapy ends

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