Cognitive Behavioural Therapy 

What is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is a talking therapy that can help you manage your problems by changing the way you think and behave. It is most commonly used to treat anxiety and depression but is also used to treat other mental health problems. 

How does it work? 

CBT is based on the concept that your thoughts, feelings, physical sensations and actions are interconnected, and that negative thoughts and feelings can trap you in a vicious cycle. 

CBT aims to help you deal with overwhelming problems in a more positive way by breaking them down into smaller parts. You're shown how to change these negative patterns to improve the way you feel. 

Unlike some other talking treatments, CBT deals with your current problems, rather than focusing on issues from your past. It looks for practical ways to improve your state of mind on a daily basis. 

Uses for CBT 

CBT is an effective way of treating a number of different mental health conditions. 

CBT can be helpful when treating people after brain and spinal injury, as common side-effects are emotional problems such as: 

  • PTSD
  • Insomnia  
  • Substance Misuse 
  • Chronic Fatigue 
  • Depression 

We recommend that you have a session with a trained CBT therapist at least once a week. The course of treatment varies from around 10-20 sessions. 

Find out more: 

To find out more about CBT and our CBT services please email: [email protected]  or call the office on 0161 707 6441. 

How to access our services? Referrals 

Self Referral 

Here at BASIC, we believe that everyone should have access to high-quality rehabilitation services after suffering from brain and spinal injury. We offer a range of services that are suitable for severe injuries to minor injuries. 

We offer everyone the opportunity to access our services, all you have to do is fill in one of our self-referral forms and let us help you. 

Click here to complete the form 

Professional Referral 

Our team embrace partnership work and are happy to share advice and work collaboratively, using our rehabilitation services with other agencies. 

We have a proven track record of working with partners on multiple rehabilitation projects, from delivering workshops on the CAREN and joint research projects with universities to working with case managers offering rehabilitation programmes to their clients. 

We have a range of specialist services available. 

To access any of our services please click here to fill out our professional referral form.