Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) is a talk based therapy which looks at how you think about yourself, your world around you and what the future may hold for you
It explores how your thoughts govern how you feel (and behave) and how these are all interlocked.
The therapist helps you to change unhelpful ways of thinking to help you feel better.
Therapy sessions involve meeting on an individual basis with qualified, experienced cognitive therapist.
The initial assessment ascertains whether the therapy will suit you, explores the background to the problem and negotiates what the treatment sessions will involve.
It is confidential and works only on what you feel comfortable with.
Treatment sessions then last 45-60 minutes once a week or fortnightly.Length of treatment varies but can be between 5 and 20 sessions.
The Royal College of Psychiatrists produce a very helpful leaflet about CBT.You can find a link to it on the Contact page.
EMDR is available, suitable for a wide range of problems and issues.