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Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive-Behaviour-Therapy-1What is cognitive behaviour therapy?
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy is often referred to as CBT. It is based on the idea that how we think (cognition), act (behaviour), and feel are all inter-related.
What does cognitive behaviour therapy do?
Cognitive behavioural therapy is a short to medium term talking therapy which aims to change the way that people with psychological difficulties think, feel and behave. It is a practical psychological therapy which is based upon helping clients to develop specific strategies to overcome their difficulties. For example, a child or adult suffering from a phobia may be gradually be exposed to the object or environment that they are afraid of in CBT with the support of the Clinical Psychologist.

What sort of conditions can it be used on?
Cognitive behaviour therapy has been evidenced by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) to be an effective treatment for a range of psychological conditions affecting both children and adults. CBT has been proven to be an effective treatment for children and adults suffering from anxiety, depression, phobias, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) anger management problems and a range of other psychological conditions.

Expert Psychology Services are based in Liverpool and due to the regular nature of therapy (client sessions normally occur weekly but can occur less often by prior arrangement) we normally provide therapy to children and adults residing in Merseyside. However, we are able to provide psychological services to clients living throughout North West England and many other areas of the UK.

All psychological therapy and other services are provided by a Chartered Clinical Psychologist who holds the professional qualification, Doctor of Clinical Psychology, is registered with the British Psychological Society, the Health and Care Professions Council and is a member of the Networking Community of Psychologists in Independent Practice. As a Chartered Clinical Psychologist the main focus is to provide a varied range of short, medium and long-term approaches to provide psychological therapy to support adults, children, adolescents, and their families, which meet people’s individual expectations and needs.