CBT is a solution-focused talking therapy that is a required training for all chartered clinical and counselling psychologists. CBT can be applied to any psychological conditions and It is the therapy approach most familiar to GP’s and insurance companies.
The ‘cognitive’ aspect of treatment refers to working with irrational thoughts. This will involve:
The ‘behavioural’ aspect of treatments refers to reinforcement and conditioning. This will involve:
The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) recommends CBT in the treatment of the following conditions:
There is also good evidence that CBT is helpful in treating many other conditions, including:
CBT can be used if you are on medication which has been prescribed by your GP. You can also use CBT on its own. This will depend on the difficulty you want help with.
Does Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Work? A Review of The Research.
In addition to CBT, psychologists receive further training in other psychological therapies such as:
According to the British Psychological Society (BPS), to which all psychologists are required to be members:
"Our chartered membership reflects the highest standard of psychological knowledge and expertise. It is our gold standard, demonstrating a committment to professional development and high ethical standards of practice, teaching and research". Chartered members are entitled to use the designation 'CPsychol'.
The following are just a few alternative therapies available at The Heath: