Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a talking therapy that has been proven to help people overcome a number of emotional difficulties (such as depression, anxiety, anger, insomnia, and others), achieve your goals, and live a more fulfilling life.
Regarded as one of the best forms of intervention for a variety of issues, we use CBT in Newcastle to help people with depression, stress and anxiety, OCD, trauma, PTSD, sleep problems and life transitions to name but a few.
CBT is one of the most widely recommended therapies thanks to its effectiveness and accessibility.
What is CBT?
Through CBT in Newcastle, our clients learn how to challenge negative thinking that causes depression, anxiety and a range of other problems. We often also look at setting realistic goals and how to engage in effective solve problem solving strategies as part of the therapy.
This in itself can help people manage stress and anxiety more effectively, though many also find it helps them in day to day life outside of managing their mood or emotional state.
Examples include increasing productivity, sleeping better, responding to problems better, and learning ways to manage anxiety in day to day life. Consequently, many people that don’t suffer from difficulties with their mental health also contact us for CBT to help improve their performance at work, in their sports or in their relationships.
CBT Focuses on The Present
Many psychotherapists delve into the past, and while this can be helpful, the main focus of CBT is on the here and now and what can be done in the moment to change the way we feel or respond.
It also focuses on a scientific approach of testing out thoughts and analysing the outcome of different behaviours to challenge thoughts and to learn new habits.
Many of the techniques of CBT (such as graded exposure, behavioural experiments, and activity scheduling) also help increase our comfort zone so that we can overcome anxiety and do thinks that cause us stress with more ease.
This also applies to testing out new coping strategies that can help with depression, anxiety, anger, trauma and other difficulties you might be experiencing in day to day life.
Our approach to Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy or CBT in Newcastle, involves helping understand your goals or your problem and helping you develop strategies and/or coping mechanisms to help you manage better in day to day life.
More than just a talking therapy, CBT can teach you new ways of managing difficult situations as well as practical strategies to overcome problems such as panic, anxiety, depression, insomnia and a whole range of other problems.
For more information about CBT in Newcastle, call us on 07966 645 198 today.
Dr Stuart Sadler
Chartered Clinical Psychologist
Newcastle Psychologist & Counselling