Cognitive behaviour therapy

CBT is a conversational therapy that helps treat a wide range of emotional and physical health conditions.

A psychologist uses CBT to explore the relationship between what we think, what we feel and what we do.

CBT’s based on the underlying assumption that what we feel and how we behave are largely a product of how we think (cognitions). Cognitive and behavioural interventions can bring about changes in thinking as well as feelings and behaviours. There’s much evidence to prove that CBT reduces psychological distress and unhelpful behaviour in both children and adults.

We use an adapted CBT programme to treat children with brain injury or neurological / neurodevelopmental disorders so that they’re able to access and use the ideas they receive in therapy to modify their thoughts, feelings and behaviours. A CBT approach can also be useful in supporting parents who show symptoms of psychological distress, particularly anxiety or depression.