Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is one of the most powerful treatments for anxiety, trauma and depression.

It focuses on the here and now – helping you to change the way you think and act in any situation.

So, for example, if you’re extremely shy, CBT will give you tools to overcome your feelings of anxiety and face whatever you are dreading – be it going to a party, attending a job interview or interacting with others without fear.

Or, if you suffer from depression, CBT will help you to identify and overcome the negative thoughts that are affecting the way you feel and behave. You’ll be given practical tools that will change your mindset for the better.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is an effective treatment for any problem that affects the way you feel and the way you behave, including post traumatic stress disorder, OCD, eating disorders and phobias.

Some therapies may claim to completely remove problems such as depression and anxiety. CBT is different, taking a much more realistic and practical view. CBT helps you to break down your problems into small parts, making them easier to deal with. In essence, Cognitive Behavourial Therapy helps you to take control of your life.

How much CBT therapy do I need?

Every person is different, but generally, CBT tends to achieve relatively fast and long lasting results. You’re likely to see improvements in the way you are feeling within around six to twelve weeks.

This article was written by Connect Psychotherapy Practice in Bristol and Bath.

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