How to self refer for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

If you have decided that now is the right time for you to have some counselling and are seeking a professional, qualified, experienced therapist take a look at our counsellor’s profiles below.

Please feel free to contact them directly on their number or email to talk about your individual needs and discover a little more about how they work and to book an appointment with them.

All of our therapists are happy to discuss your individual needs and answer any questions you may have.

Cognitive therapy is designed to help with a range of emotional problems and is based on the premise that events themselves do not result in feelings but it is the beliefs about the meaning of events results in emotions.

Certain life events can affect how we perceive ourselves and others. Beliefs that are formed in difficult and extreme circumstances can leave a lasting impression and are often resistant to change. This is because, quite often, the way we respond to these difficulties with the best intentions, can prolong rather than resolve these problems.

Cognitive therapy aims to identify extreme and unhelpful thinking that often underlies distress and unhelpful behaviours which can keep it going. The process of therapy involves a collaborative process, whereby these thoughts and behaviours are reconsidered and addressed.

Cognitive therapy, known also as CBT, is an effective form of therapy which can help alleviate a range of difficulties including anxiety disorders, depression, personality problems, etc.

It is a brief therapy, that has been shown to be effective and is recommended by the National Institute of Clinical Excellence, for a broad range of difficulties.

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Professional Organisations

BACP – British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy

BPS – British Psychological Society

UKCP – United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy