Jan 13

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

CBT-1Cognitive behavioural therapy is a relatively new form of psychotherapy that changes to the way how people think and behave.

It differs from other forms of psychotherapy in that it is all about resolving current problems of patients, rather than investing time and effort to find the causes for a problem, as is the case with some other types of psychotherapy.

One principle behind cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is the concept that our actions, feelings and thoughts are all interconnected. By getting rid of our negative feelings and thoughts, we can overcome our mental problems. It is about making people aware of these negative patterns so they can improve the way they feel.
CBT can be an effective treatment option for a whole host of mental health conditions such as depression and anxiety, phobias, sleep problems, eating disorders and many more. It can also help with long-term health conditions that often may have psychological problems at the root such as chronic fatigue syndrome or irritable bowel syndrome.

Finding a CBT Therapist in the United Kingdom

In the UK, patients may get into cognitive behavioural therapy through the public health care system but it isn’t always a good option. When patients choose private CBT therapists such as those from Efficacy, they have a lot more flexibility in finding a therapist that fits their schedule.

Some providers for cognitive behavioural therapy even allow patients to attend therapy sessions online and Internet, which is another advantage that sets cognitive behavioural therapy apart from other ways of treatment. With a therapist provided by the public healthcare system, patients are often required to stick to fixed hours for their sessions, which can be a problem if people are on a schedule with their work.

The most important thing with a private CBT therapist however is that reputable providers in UK will always make sure the therapists will be accredited by the BABCP, the British Association for behavioural and cognitive psychotherapies, which is the lead organisation for cognitive behavioural therapy in the UK and Ireland