What is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)?

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As a team that offer cognitive behavioural therapy in Newcastle, we know just how effective this psychological treatment can be in helping people overcoming a range of problems. 

Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (or CBT) has gained a lot of popularity and proof of effectiveness over the last few years.  It has been demonstrated to help problems such as depression, anxiety, trauma, worry, and addictions to name a few. 

As a talking therapy, CBT has helped hundreds of our clients overcome a range of problems and to continue to stay well long after therapy has finished.  

What Is It?

Our team offer effective Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy in Newcastle for a range of problems.  As a therapy, CBT focuses on how your thoughts, feelings and behaviour interact in any situation and might cause problems in emotional wellbeing or problematic behaviour. 

There is also a specialist form of CBT that aims to help people experiencing sleep problems (CBT for Insomnia) which, as one of the few trained CBT-I specialists in the UK, Dr Stuart Sadler (Chartered Clinical Psychologist) is able to offer at Newcastle Psychologist & Counselling.

CBT uses a variety of techniques and approaches to help people change the way they think and to feel better day to day.

What is The Theory Behind It?

CBT is based on the idea that the way we think about situations directly influences how we feel and behave in any given moment.

Interpreting a situation negatively often leads to feeling bad and then the person might respond in a certain way that continues the cycle.  A good example of this is how thoughts about rejection or danger can lead to feelings of anxiety and avoidance, which then causes more negative thoughts and more anxiety.

Unchallenged, negative interpretations and behaviours can become a pattern or habit which forms a continuous cycle of negativity.  Our Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy in Newcastle aims to break these cycles by introducing different ways of thinking about, or responding to, situations.

What Happens in a CBT Session?

In our Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy sessions in Newcastle, the psychologist or CBT therapist will listen to you and help you identify any negative thoughts, patterns or habits (including unhelpful coping strategies) that might be affecting the way you feel.

From there, your therapists will work with you to develop skills in challenging the negative thoughts or developing new behaviours, which will improve the way you feel.

By working in with our psychologists or CBT therapists in Newcastle, you will learn to have more control over your thoughts, feelings and responses in certain situations.  Our therapists will help you overcome your problems and feel more in control in your everyday life.

For Further Information

For more information about our Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy in Newcastle, call us on 07966 645 198 or contact us using the box below.

Dr Stuart Sadler (Chartered Psychologist)

Best wishes,

Dr Stuart Sadler

Lead Clinical Psychologist

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