Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

What is CBT?

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (known as CBT), is a talking therapy designed to help people manage their problems by changing the way they think and behave. It aims to encourage us to become more aware of negative thoughts and of the behavioural patterns which reinforce our unhelpful thinking.
It’s most commonly used to treat anxiety and depression, but can help a broad range of both mental and physical health problems.
What is CBT?

How does it work?

CBT is designed to allow us to work with patients to discuss lifes problems, which may include work stress, difficulties with relationships, excessive pain, self-esteem issues and uncomfortable emotions such as depression, anxiety, bereavement, stress and anger.
How does CBT work?

What will I learn?

Rather than focusing on the past, CBT Therapy focuses on the present, using reference to the past to help understand why we may be thinking or behaving in a certain way.
We then learn to change our unhelpful thoughts and behaviours through exploring the way we think about past, present and future life events.
What will I learn from CBT?

How are the sessions structured?

CBT is a time-limited therapy designed to generate significant results within 6 to 8 sessions of 50 minutes each. Before undertaking any therapy, people meet with their therapist to describe their specific problems and to set the goals they want to work towards.
When both the problems and goals have been clarified, the therapist will start planning the content of sessions and explore how to deal with the problems. These discussions take place throughout the process to ensure all issues are covered.
It’s also worth noting that with CBT, tasks and actions outside the sessions can be identified if helpful.
Our therapy rooms themselves are light, airy and relaxed. A comfortable and safe space to talk openly with each other.
How are the CBT sessions structured?

Helping with so much

How can CBT Therapy help?

CBT Therapy can help both children and adults with a wide variety of issues and difficulties, many of which are listed below. If you would like to find out more or ask about any issues not listed below,

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One of our therapy rooms at Oxford CBT.

Where to find us

Our Oxford base.

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