Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) is a talking therapy that helps people look at the link between their thoughts, feelings and behaviour. The therapist and client work collaboratively to understand the situation experienced by the client.
Once the formulation is established, we identify unhelpful thinking styles or identify patterns of behaviours that may be maintaining or influencing the problem and then explore the effects for the person when they make changes.
Change is often not easy and together we explore the barriers or road blocks to recovery and identify how they can be addressed.
CBT is a practical “doing” therapy. Interventions/techniques will be explored in the session and utilised by the client outside of the session. It is recommended for a range of mental health needs by the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (N.I.C.E.) Guidelines.
Caroline van Diest is accredited with the BABCP and the VGCT.