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Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) at First Psychology Aberdeen

Cognitive-behaviour therapy (CBT) and mindfulness based cognitive therapy are available at First Psychology Aberdeen.

What is Cognitive-behaviour therapy (CBT)?

Cognitive-behaviour therapy is an approach that suggests how we think and interpret situations can have an impact on how we feel and behave. Unlike other therapies, cognitive-behaviour therapy (CBT) focuses on current difficulties with a view to changing the ‘here and now’ rather than looking to the past for causes of distress. Mindfulness based cognitive therapy combines traditional cognitive-behaviour therapy with mindfulness meditation methods.

How does cognitive-behaviour therapy (CBT) work?

Cognitive-behaviour therapy (CBT) breaks down an overwhelming problem into smaller, more manageable parts, making it easier for clients to see how things are connected and the affects they may have. Cognitive-behaviour therapy (CBT) is usually shorter in duration than other ‘talking therapies’ such as counselling, often between 6-12 sessions. This is because the client is expected to take a more active role in therapy by applying the new skills and techniques they have learned to makes changes to what they do and how they think.

When does cognitive-behaviour therapy (CBT) help?

Cognitive-behaviour therapy (CBT) has been shown to help with a variety of problems such as depression, anxiety, phobias, stress, panic disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder to name but a few. However, this type of therapy may not suit everyone, particularly as the onus is on the client to apply these techniques themselves, which is not always appropriate.

Is CBT effective?

There is empirical evidence that cognitive-behaviour therapy (CBT) is effective for a range of problems, including: depression; anxiety; personality; eating; and psychotic disorders.

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How do I book a CBT session?

To find out more about cognitive-behaviour therapy (CBT) or mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) or to book an initial session, please contact us.