Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, or CBT, is a talking therapy that examines how your thoughts, attitudes, and beliefs affect your feelings and behaviour.
It is an effective combination of Cognitive Therapy, which focuses on how your thoughts influence the way you feel and respond to certain situations, and Behavioural Therapy, which examines how what you do to try to solve your problem (such as avoidance, drinking, distracting yourself) can create a vicious cycle that actually keeps your problems going or might even reinforce them.
CBT has been shown to be an effective therapy, whether conducted face-to-face or online, in helping people overcome a range of problems from depression and anxiety, to difficulties with sleep.
How CBT Works
By finding the deeper causes and triggers of these negative feelings, like negative self-talk, you and your Psychologist or Cognitive-Behavioural Therapist (CBT Therapist) can work together to find better ways to deal with your thoughts and behaviour, thereby changing the way you feel.
Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy can also help you become aware of when you’re engaging in a behaviour (whether a certain way of thinking or a certain way of behaving) that may cause problems further down the line or distort the way you are perceiving the situation, allowing you to change the way you think/respond in the moment.
Developing these skills with a CBT Therapist or one of our Psychologists in Newcastle can help you develop better self-awareness, healthier attitudes, and more helpful coping mechanisms – unsticking you from negative cycles and creating a happier you in both the short and long term.
What Problems Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Can Help?
CBT is used to treat many different mental health conditions, such as depression, anxiety, panic attacks, stress, anger, and PTSD. It is a flexible style of therapy that can be tailored specifically to treat each individual and the struggles they’re experiencing.
As well as these problems, Dr Stuart Sadler (Chartered Clinical Psychologist) is one of the few UK based therapists who is trained to specialise in a specific form of CBT to help with insomnia and sleep problems (Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia, Nightmares and Waking).
Depending on your goals, you can meet with their CBT therapist either weekly or fortnightly and in every session, your CBT Therapist will help examine your thoughts and feelings from the previous week (or as is appropriate to help you feel better), and help you learn new skills to help you cope better or respond to certain situations differently.
Our cognitive behavioural therapy in Newcastle (which we also offer online via Zoom, Skype, Facetime and WhatsApp Video) has been very effective in helping a wide range of people overcome a variety of problems, and is one of the most proven talking therapies available.
How to Find Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT) in Newcastle
If you’re seeking cognitive behavioural therapy in Newcastle, Dr Stuart Sadler and his team of psychologists and CBT Therapists in Newcastle are both qualified and experienced in helping people overcome a range of problems, and can lead you on your journey through CBT.
If negative thought patterns or unhelpful behaviours have started holding you back or hurting the way you feel, CBT is an effective therapy to get you back on track. Additionally, CBT can be carried out effectively in online therapy sessions, so there’s no reason not to get started on taking back control of your thoughts with a CBT therapist today.
Contact Dr Stuart Sadler about our cognitive behavioural therapy in Newcastle by contacting us using the box below or calling 07966 645 198.
Dr Stuart Sadler
Lead Clinical Psychologist