All About the People Ltd
All About the People Ltd
All About the People Ltd

Not sure which counselling you need?

At All About People we understand how difficult it is to take the first steps in looking for help with a problem.

 

Often people don't know what the real problem is, they just know they are unhappy with how they feel or behave. We would like to make the process as simple and easy as possible for you.

TO TALK TO SOMEONE TODAY, TO ARRANGE AN APPOINTMENT OR TO FIND OUT MORE, PLEASE CONTACT US ON 01926 882521

COGNITIVE BEHAVIOURAL THERAPY

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a problem-solving approach that has been shown in studies to be highly effective for the treatment of many issues such as depression, anxiety (and general anxiety disorders), panic, and anger management. It can also be used in the management of chronic pain, and other debilitating conditions such as fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and ME.

The client and therapist work together as a team to identify and solve problems, and therapists help clients to overcome their difficulties through changing their thinking, behaviour, and emotional response. In identifying the unhelpful or distorted cognitions (thoughts), the therapist will help the client develop skills and strategies to challenge those thoughts, and explore a different way of thinking and behaving.

It can be helpful to prepare before starting counselling by considering what you want from working with your therapist. For example:

  • What symptoms would I like to alleviate, or decrease the intensity of?
  • How would I like to be different at the end of counselling?
  • What, specifically, would I like to change about my life, work, or relationships?

In the first session, the therapist will help you evaluate, refine and prioritise your goals, and consider what can be achieved in the number of sessions agreed upon. After the first couple of sessions, the therapist will be able to give a clearer idea as to the number of sessions needed, and the possible outcome of the work you do together. Initially, a client would see their therapist weekly; when the situation feels more manageable for the client, sessions are spaced further apart to give the client time to practise skills and strategies learnt through the therapy.

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