Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

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.