What is CBT Therapy?
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a type of talking therapy that helps you recognise how your negative feelings, thoughts, and behaviours fuel your problems and make them worse.
The aim of CBT is to change the way you think and behave by noticing how your thoughts and actions influence one another.
Our CBT therapists help adults, teenagers, and children who are suffering from depression, anxiety, eating disorders, and other mental health problems.
If you would like to know more about our cognitive behavioural therapy in Wirral, you can talk to our highly trained therapist – Samantha, on 07700169121.
How does CBT Therapy work?
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy teaches you how your thoughts and actions play a vital role in your emotional state. These emotional states can make you feel stuck or do things you will regret later.
Negative emotional states can be a vicious circle. You find yourself in a difficult situation, which produces negative thoughts and creates negative feelings, and emotions. The negative feelings can feel overwhelming to the point where you make a bad choice. Making a bad choice leads to more negative thoughts. The cycle continues until we are struggling with depression or anxiety.
When your mood is low, it’s extremely difficult to snap out of it and get on with your life. It’s very hard to change how you feel but changing the way you think and behave is much easier. Changing the way you think and behave will break the cycle and avoid more low moods in the future.
What Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Can Help With?
Cognitive behavioural therapy is considered a short-term treatment that requires anywhere between 5 – 20 sessions. CBT therapy teaches individuals to focus on their present thoughts and beliefs.
Highly qualified therapists use CBT to treat a wide range of conditions, such as:
- Personality disorders
- Bipolar disorder
- Eating disorders
- Anger issues
- Panic attacks
Cognitive behavioural therapy isn’t restricted to treating mental health conditions; it’s also effective at helping people who are struggling with:
- Low self-esteem
- Serious illness
- Chronic pain
- Stress management
Positive Benefits of CBT
- It usually only takes between five and 20 sessions to see positive improvements.
- The cost of cognitive behavioural therapy is lower than other types of therapies.
- It is an effective short-term treatment to treat a wide range of maladaptive behaviours.
- CBT sessions are effective whether they are held face-to-face or online.
- It can be used for people who don’t require psychotropic medication.
- It helps break negative thought patterns that negatively affect your mood and feelings and replace them with healthier ways of thinking.
Cognitive behavioural therapy helps people develop coping skills which will be useful now and in the future.
If you would like to know more about CBT therapy in Wirral, you can talk to one of our friendly therapists by calling 07700169121.
How many Sessions Would I need?
Your therapist will carry out an assessment, which involves asking you questions about your life history and experiences.
Once your therapist has learned more about you, they will make a recommendation of the number of sessions you might need.
Once you and your therapist have made a contract for a course of sessions, they can take anywhere between four weeks to 6 months to complete. The number of sessions you need will depend on the issues you want to address.
For more information about cognitive behavioural therapy in Wirral, call 07700169121.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapists in Wirral
If you want to take the worry out of trying to find an accredited, qualified therapist, we can help. The Wirral Counselling Association is home to some of the best cognitive behavioural therapists in Wirral.
Once you get in touch with us, we will match you with one of our highly trained therapists who understands exactly what you’re going through. The next step is to visit our private practice and help you learn new coping skills to move forward your life.
Book a FREE 20 Minute Consultation
If you think you would benefit from cognitive behavioural therapy, why not talk to one of our highly trained CBT therapists in Wirral and book a FREE consultation?
Our free consultation will explain exactly what is involved, give you a chance to ask any questions and help put your mind at ease.
Find out for yourself why we are the leading provider of CBT in Wirral.