Anxiety is a common mental health problem throughout the world, with an estimated 1 in 6 people in the UK describing themselves as suffering from anxiety.
There are different types of anxiety and the severity of the symptoms fluctuate according to a variety of factors, however there are a number of therapies that have been developed that are effective for treating it.
Our team of specialist counsellors, psychologists and therapists are trained in one of the most effective forms of anxiety treatment: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for anxiety.
Here are some of the ways that CBT can help those suffering from anxiety:
CBT for Anxiety Helps to Challenge Negative Thought Patterns
CBT is widely used to effectively treat a range of problems; however particular attention is given towards how helpful this type of therapy is to people who suffer from anxiety and experience negative thinking.
One of the primary techniques and skills that CBT teaches is the ability to challenge and “reality test” the catastrophic and negative thinking traps that cause anxiety. This means that instead of getting lost in cycles of negative thinking, CBT helps you to rationally evaluate the reality of your thoughts.
Using a variety of techniques (such as reframing, thought challenging, and alternative action coping) CBT can help you learn to soothe and overcome anxiety in day to day life, allowing you to function better at home, at work, in your hobbies, and in your interactions with others.
CBT is Helpful For All Forms of Anxiety
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for anxiety can help with problems such as Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Health Anxiety, OCD, Panic Disorder, stress, persistent worrying and even intrusive thoughts.
As CBT involves challenging the thought patterns that cause anxiety and negative emotions, working with your CBT therapist in Newcastle Upon Tyne or online will help you decrease the physical, emotional and psychological effects of anxiety, as well as deal with the cause.
Though CBT uses a number of core techniques that help all form of anxiety, there are also techniques that can help deal with problems related to intrusive thoughts, repeated worry, “what if” thinking, phobias, shyness, and feelings of panic.
Contact us to discuss whether our CBT Therapists can help.
CBT Can Help You Respond Better to Challenging Situations
Being able to manage your anxious thinking helps you to engage your attention towards more effective problem solving.
This means that instead of spending time dwelling, ruminating, or worry about problems, you are able to bring yourself back into the present and deal with problems in a more helpful way. This might involve getting rid of or fixing the original concern, or re-engaging with hobbies and interests that add meaning and richness to life that anxiety has pulled you away from.
As well as CBT, our team of psychologists, counsellors and therapists at Newcastle Psychologist & Counselling are skilled in other forms of therapy, such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), Solution-Focused Therapy and Mindfulness based approaches, which can assist in helping alleviate your anxiety and guide you on the path to recovery.
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You deserve to live a balanced, meaningful life where relaxation comes easily and life is more enjoyable.
If you are suffering from an anxiety-based problem, seeking help with one of our CBT therapists in Newcastle Upon Tyne (or though online CBT via Zoom, Skype, Facetime or WhatsApp video) can help you overcome your difficulty and help you move forward with life.
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Dr Stuart Sadler
Chartered Clinical Psychologist
Newcastle Psychologist & Counselling