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Cognitive behaviour therapy

Cognitive behaviour therapy is a way of talking about how you think about yourself, the world and other people, and how what you do affects your thoughts.

What is Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT)?

It is a way of talking about:

  • 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 other talking treatments, it focuses on the "here and now" problems and difficulties. Instead of focussing on the causes of your distress or symptoms in the past, it looks for ways to improve your state of mind now.

When does CBT help?

CBT has been shown to help with many different types of problems. These include: anxiety, depression, panic, phobias (including agoraphobia and social phobia), stress, bulimia, obsessive compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, bipolar disorder and psychosis. CBT may also help if you have difficulties with anger, a low opinion of yourself or physical health problems, like pain or fatigue.

How does it work?

CBT can help you to make sense of overwhelming problems by breaking them down into smaller parts. This makes it easier to see how they are connected and how they affect you. These parts are:
 
A Situation - a problem, event or difficult situation

From this can follow:

  • Thoughts
  • Emotions
  • Physical feelings
  • Actions  

Each of these areas can affect the others. How you think about a problem can affect how you feel physically and emotionally. It can also alter what you do about it. There are helpful and unhelpful ways of reacting to most situations, depending on how you think about them.

Specialists Offering Cognitive behaviour therapy

Dr Mark Broadhurst

Consultant Psychiatrist

MB ChB, MRCPsych, BSc(Hons) Tox Pharm

BMI Thornbury Hospital

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Dr Joanne Stuart

Clinical Psychologist

Doctorate in Clinical Psychology

BMI The Kings Oak Hospital 1 more BMI The Cavell Hospital

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Dr Claudia Bernat

Consultant Psychiatrist

MD MRCPscyh

BMI The Kings Oak Hospital 1 more BMI The Cavell Hospital

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Dr Krish Nandy

Consultant Psychiatrist

MBBS, MRCPsych, MSc

BMI The London Independent Hospital 1 more BMI Hendon Hospital

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Dr Anita Houghton

Cognitive Behavioural Therapist

MBBS, MSc, FFPH, Postgraduate Diploma in CBT, Master Practitioner in NLP

BMI The Blackheath Hospital

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Dr Christine Marklow

Consultant Psychologist

BSc MSc

BMI The Highfield Hospital

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Ways to pay

credit card

Pay for yourself

Pay for yourself with our fixed price packages. This includes your pre-assessment, treatment, follow-ups and 6 months' aftercare

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insurance

Pay with health insurance

We are widely recognised by health insurers. Ask your insurer about your cover and for an insurer pre-authorisation code

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direct debit

Spread the cost

Pay for yourself with the BMI card and spread the cost over 12 months, interest-free (terms and conditions apply)

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