Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a talking therapy which encourages you to consider:
- How you think about yourself, the world and other people.
- How what you do affects your thoughts and feelings.
CBT can help you to change how you think (‘Cognitive’) and what you do (‘Behaviour’). These changes can help you to feel better. Unlike some of the other talking treatments, it focuses on the ‘here and now’ problems and difficulties you may be experiencing, instead of focussing on the causes of your distress or symptoms in the past. It looks for ways to improve your present state of mind.
CBT is not suitable for everyone to. Psychotherapy can be helpful for people who are unable to capture specific thoughts and experience a general unhappiness or dissatisfaction with life which they can’t pinpoint down to one specific event/thought. Psychotherapy may also be effective for people who have tried CBT in the past and found that symptoms were only managed in the short term without making effective long term change.
Morency Therapy & Consulting Rooms provide Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for South Birmingham and Worcestershire, including Alvechurch, Barnt Green, Bromsgrove and Redditch.