Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) explores the relationship between what we think, what we feel and what we do.
CBT is 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 is a lot of evidence that CBT reduces psychological distress and unhelpful behaviour in both children and adults.
We use an adapted CBT programme with children with brain injury or neurological / neurodevelopmental disorders so that they are able to access and use the ideas to modify their thoughts, feelings and behaviours. A CBT approach can also be useful in supporting parents who show psychological distress, particularly anxious or depressed symptoms.