Why is CBT Therapy so Effective?

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Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a form of talking therapy that has been proven to help with a range of problems including depression, anxiety, stress, insomnia, and even in managing physical pain or physical illness.

People have different reasons for contacting us about CBT therapy in Newcastle (and for online CBT), however whether face-to-face or via Zoom, Skype, Facetime or WhatsApp Video, the mechanisms of CBT can help you overcome the difficulties you might be facing.

These are some of the ways that Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT) can help you overcome your difficulties:

Identifying Vicious Cycles through CBT Therapy

Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT) can help identify and manage the way in which your thoughts, feelings, and the way you respond to these, affect you.

By understanding and being able to notice your negative thoughts and any unhelpful behaviours, it becomes possible to identify the “vicious cycles” that are keeping your problem going, and helping you find solutions to help.

Once these have been identified, your therapist (whether you are working with a CBT Therapist in Newcastle or a CBT Therapist online) will help you learn to break these cycles, and think in a more helpful and useful way.

Working at a Pace that Suits You

Like any effective therapy, the pace and frequency of CBT therapy sessions can be adjusted to suit you.

While many people prefer to be seen weekly (as this give time and structure to implement some of the strategies discussed in the sessions), others choose fortnightly, monthly, or even ad-hoc sessions to fit with their timetable and lifestyle.

While there is flexibility in the approach, it is important to talk to your CBT Therapist about your goals in order to make sure that your intended frequency of sessions will meet your therapeutic aims.

If you are experiencing significant distress or struggling with longstanding difficulties, it might be that more frequent sessions are needed before being able to space them out more flexibly.

CBT Therapy Focuses on Your Goals & Situation

The focus of Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is to help you achieve your therapy goals.

By working with you to identify the challenges and difficulties that are going on in the present, your CBT therapist can help you learn ways to challenge unhelpful thoughts, beliefs and habits that impact negatively on the way you feel in day to day life.

For many, goals vary depending on each individual’s personal situation and so it is important that your personal goals for the therapy are discussed.

Whether you are seeking CBT therapy in Newcastle or online (if you are elsewhere in the UK) however, CBT has been shown to be effective in helping a range of problems including: depression, anxiety, trauma, anger difficulties and stress. There are also now specific forms of CBT for insomnia and sleep difficulties, and CBT for chronic pain and physical problems.

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Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT) can help with a range of problems through helping you learn to challenge negative thought patterns and help you manage better in day to day life, whether at home, at work or with family.

To see if CBT therapy with one of our trained psychologists, counsellors or CBT therapists in Newcastle can help you, contact us by filling in the box below or call us on 07966 645 198.

Dr Stuart Sadler (Chartered Psychologist)

Best wishes,

Dr Stuart Sadler

Lead Clinical Psychologist

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