What is CBT?
It is a way of talking about:
- How you think about yourself, the world and other people
- How what you do affects your thoughts and feelings
Using CBT – Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, we unlock your potential and help you deal with negative thoughts that infect your mind.
Several studies funded by Institute of National Excellence (NICE) the government watch dog on medicines and treatment, have shown that the process and application of CBT is far more effective than medication as treatment alone for specific conditions such as depression and anxiety disorders. From statistics and documented cases, the majority of clients undergoing CBT for the treatment of depression and anxiety disorders tend to remain well far longer than those on anxiety and anti-depressive medication alone.
'THE SCOTTISH EFFECT' A recent study carried out by Manchester and Edinburgh universities found that the rate of suicide in Scotland is higher than in other parts of the UK. They found that problems of addiction of drugs and alcohol accounted for 33% of suicides; whilst 42% of additional suicides can be attributed to the prescription of drugs for anxiety or depression. According to the study, treatment used only tackled the symptoms and not the underlying cause. In the same survey South Ayrshire ranked bottom five most anxious place to live alongside Leicestershire, Inner London, Middlesbrough and Peterborough.
Dora explains CBT
What is CBT?
How does it work?
CBT teaches and empowers you the client to calm your mind and body, to feel more positive, have clearer thought processes and thus make improved and more rational decisions. Ultimately CBT will change your thinking pattern, reasoning or behaviour that are the basis of your problems and therefore change the way you feel. You are what you think!
In our CBT sessions, some of the presenting problems we address include:
- Depression & Loss
- Anxiety & Stress
- Occupational stress
- Fears & panic attacks
- Post traumatic stress
- Low self esteem/low self confidence
- Social anxiety & shyness
- Loss and grief
- Adjustment disorder
- Chronic pain and chronic fatigue
- Addiction - drug and alcohol
- Eating disorders
- Lack of motivation
What CBT is not
CBT is not Counselling, Psychiatry, Hypnosis, or Abnormal Psychology, but a recognised form of psychology that is successful on many differing levels.