Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) Belfast
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) helps people who are experiencing a wide range of mental health difficulties. It is a talking therapy: what people think can affect how they feel, and how they behave and that is the basis of CBT.
During times of mental distress, people think differently about themselves and what happens to them. Thoughts can become extreme and unhelpful. This can worsen how a person feels causing them to behave in a way that maintains their distress.
We will help you to identify and change your negative thinking and unhelpful behaviour bringing about a major improvement in how you think, feel and act.
We work together forming a therapeutic alliance to identify and understand your problems in terms of the relationship between thoughts, feelings and behaviour. We focus on the here and now instead of continually going over your past creating therapy goals and strategies which are monitored and evaluated.
CBT can be used to help anyone irrespective of ability, culture, race, gender or sexual preference. Cognitive and/or behavioural psychotherapies can be used on their own or in conjunction with medication prescribed by your GP, depending on the severity or nature of each client’s problem.
We offer Cognitive Behaviour Therapy in individual sessions with the number of CBT sessions depending on the difficulty you need help with. Often this will be between five and twelve sessions of around 55 minutes and at the end of treatment have strategies on how to continue using CBT techniques in your daily life.
NHS Choices – CBT Expert
Professor David Clark explains how cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) works and who could benefit from it.
If you have difficulties viewing this video please click here to view it on the NHS website.