Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Unlock your potential with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) in London and Online. CBT empowers you to overcome challenges by understanding and reshaping your thoughts, emotions, and behaviours. As a leading therapy recommended by the NHS and NICE guidelines, CBT offers practical strategies tailored to your unique needs. Our London-based CBT therapists guide you through a collaborative journey to regain control and live a fulfilling life. We have psychologists, CBT therapists, counsellors and psychotherapists trained in CBT, helping children, adolescents and adults in London and Online.

What is CBT?

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is based on the idea that our thoughts and beliefs drive our emotions and behaviour. For this reason, the goal of CBT is for the therapist and client to work together to find ways of reacting differently to thoughts and feelings (for example by challenging negative thoughts).

Additionally, it also aims to bring about changes in behaviour to help clients feel better. It is a structured approach which is usually aimed at a particular problem. For the most part, the intervention is fairly brief, and can take between 6-20 sessions to complete.

Generally, CBT is the first line psychological treatment for anxiety and depression in many NHS services.  Above all, this is because it has a significantly strong evidence base to support its effectiveness. Moreover, the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) recommends CBT for postnatal depression, anxiety, OCD, managing long-term illnesses and post-traumatic stress.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is a present-focussed, active, and collaborative treatment. For example, it may touch on what strategies someone has learned to use in order to cope with life’s challenges. However, CBT mainly focuses on the current patterns that are maintaining particular difficulties. Therapy tasks may include monitoring thoughts and behaviours. Furthermore, additional tasks may include taking part in behavioural experiments in order to reduce problematic behaviours.

Most importantly, the therapist helps the client become their own agent of change. They do this by guiding them to help get their actions in line with their broader goals and values of life. Finally, at the end of treatment, the focus will be on how to ensure that improvements are maintained.

Take the first step towards positive change with CBT therapy in London or Online today and book a first appointment with one of our team.