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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) (and its related modalities)

What Is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy?: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a relatively short, highly structured form of talking therapy that focuses on practical solutions to current issues you are experiencing. It looks at changing your cognitive response to situations (how you think) and giving you tools in order to help you change your behaviour and move towards more positive thought patterns.

Your therapist will draw out your feelings and thoughts in relation to specific problems in your life and help you to identify negative or unhelpful patterns. They will then work with you on ‘cognitive restructuring’, a way of adjusting your thoughts to positively influence your feelings and behaviour.

How effective is CBT?: Overwhelming problems can be broken down into more manageable parts, and your therapist will help you focus on setting and achieving short-term goals. Over the course of your therapy, you will learn to apply these small changes to larger situations.

CBT is a highly practical form of therapy. Your therapist might use techniques including journaling, mindfulness, and thinking exercises, and you will probably be set homework tasks to complete between sessions. CBT focuses on problem-solving and often comprises a set number of sessions.

There are a range of related cognitive behavioural therapy modalities rooted in CBT and also a number of behaviour-related therapies that may be included under CBT as well. The different types we offer at HQ Therapy include acceptance & commitment therapy (ACT) and dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT).

***If you feel you need some help with getting therapy contact us using the form at the bottom of this page and someone will guide you through the process.***

What Can Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Help With?

Cognitive behavioural therapy techniques can be used to help with a wide range of behavioural disorders, as well as some physical and emotional issues, including phobias, chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and other compulsive behavioural disorders (see more below).

We want you to feel able to discuss any questions or worries with your therapist. This is important in order for you to progress your therapy sessions.

These are some of the additional therapy issues we deal with that we offer clients at HQ Therapy closely related to cognitive behavioural therapy.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Approaches Offered At HQ Therapy

Cognitive behavioural therapy embodies a range of techniques and therapy approaches and modalities that set out to address thoughts, emotions, and behaviours.

These can extend from structured therapeutic psychotherapies through to various self-help approaches.

Choosing the right therapist is an important decision for you and it is important that you work with the right practitioner and that both feel comfortable working together forming a collaborative process with both client and therapist as equals.

These are some of the therapy modalities we work with at HQ Therapy that are related to cognitive behavioural therapy.

Cognitive Behavioural therapists Working at HQ Therapy

Different cognitive behavioural therapy modalities based in behavioral learning theories will be suitable for different people and, as always, the most important thing is to find a therapist that you trust and with whom you can build a good working relationship.

Below is a selection of our current cognitive behavioural therapists who are fully trained to work with clients using different types of therapy modalities and a wide range of techniques.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why Should I Seek Cognitive Behavioural Therapy?

Many people, new to this type of help, believe that they need to be suffering from “mental illness” or serious “psychological problems”, or be in crisis in order for therapy and counselling to be appropriate for them. This is a common misconception; anyone can benefit from therapy when it comes to helping you deal with your personal feelings and problems, make positive changes in your life, and understand yourself better.

So what is therapy and counselling? If you’re new to this world then the first steps can sometimes be the most difficult. Therapy can be a very effective treatment for a whole range of personal problems covering areas from physical and emotional problems, different types of behavioural disorders, through to human sexuality issues and a host of wellbeing and complementary therapy techniques.

Any problem you have that is causing you concern, anxiety or distress is a valid and appropriate reason to reach out and find a therapist and talk to them about it. Far from something to be ashamed of, acknowledging your vulnerability and asking for help is a sign of maturity and strength.

If you feel that you have a desire and are committed to making changes in your life in order to overcome your current problems and achieve more long-term satisfaction, psychological wellbeing and personal fulfilment, then you are ready to seek therapy. We are here to help you work through a wide range of therapy issues that might be troubling you.

Will Information About Me Be Safe & Secure?

It is quite normal to be hesitant when it comes to sharing private and intimate information about yourself with a stranger. You may fear that you will receive judgment from your therapist, or that your therapist will share your details with others.

HQ Therapy Rooms takes your privacy and confidentiality very seriously. Our therapists are required to keep everything said in therapy sessions between you, just like your doctor is required to keep your records private.

For therapy to be effective, there must be unconditional trust built between you and your therapist, and this relies on a shared understanding of confidentiality. It applies to the outside world as well: it is standard practice for therapists not to acknowledge their clients if they run into them outside of the therapy rooms in order to help protect their client’s confidentiality. Read our full privacy policy for more information.

Can I Contact You For Advice About Getting Therapy?

Talking about your thoughts and feelings with a supportive therapist can often make you feel better and help you face your problems. It feels good to be listened to and to know that someone cares about you and wants to help. It is important that you find a therapist with whom you feel comfortable and can build a trusting relationship to help you make positive changes in your life.

But how do you know what type of therapy is right for you? Taking the first steps in finding the right therapist can be the biggest hurdle for newcomers, so we have made it easy. Simply get in touch with us using the form below or give us a call at 0203 997 9229 and one of our fully qualified referral therapists can work with you to make sure you connect with the right practitioner and receive the correct therapy and counselling services you require.

However, if you feel you are ready to start therapy straight away then click HERE to book an initial therapy assessment with a fully qualified therapist, or if you are struggling financially click HERE to book an initial therapy assessment with one of our Low-Cost therapists.

Our practitioners deal with a wide range of therapy issues using different types of therapy modalities tailored to the types of clients we work with. We also cater for people who are beset with financial difficulties, offering them services ranging from low-cost therapy and reduced-rate therapy to working with seasoned, qualified and accredited talking therapists.