Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive behavioural therapy, often known as CBT, is a way of alleviating psychological distress.

How does CBT help?

CBT treatment aims to help people understand the underlying factors, unhelpful thoughts and beliefs that are linked to their emotional distress and destructive behaviours. By learning to challenge their negative thoughts and irrational beliefs, individuals can learn to create alternative and more helpful emotional and behavioural responses to situations and their feelings.

What happens in CBT?

In CBT treatment, individuals are supported in finding specific goals and ways of identifying and challenging problems. This gives the individual the tools to be able to help themselves solve problems on their own, giving them a sense of autonomy over their wellbeing.

CBT at Nightingale Hospital London

At Nightingale Hospital, CBT treatment can be accessed in an individual or group setting as part of an outpatient, day patient or inpatient programme. To understand the most suitable Cognitive Behavioural Therapy treatment for your needs and personal circumstances our team would welcome your call.

We have a number of  Cognitive Behavioural Therapy specialists and therapists with a breadth of experience to match your individual situation. We establish successful patient/therapist partnerships and achieve the most effective therapeutic relationship due to this extensive expertise. We will take the time to understand your problem and individual needs.

Is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy right for you?

CBT treatment is a clinically proven method of reducing symptoms of many mental health problems including depression, bipolar, addictions and eating disorders (Please see full list below). It is one of the most effective treatments for conditions where anxiety or depression is the main problem and is the most effective psychological treatment for moderate and severe depression. Being a two-way process, motivation and individual responsibility is the key to success.

If Cognitive Behavioural Therapy doesn’t sound right for you please remember there are other talking treatments we offer that may be more suitable for you. Also, for severe mental health conditions you may find it hard to change the way you feel and a Consultant Psychiatrist may suggest medication in addition to CBT treatment or another form of therapy. If you need advice we would welcome your call so you feel secure in the decisions you make.

Please contact us confidentially on 020 7535 7700 24 hours a day.