Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) has become very well known as a treatment of choice within the NHS and Jersey Talking Therapies for symptoms of anxiety and depression. It seeks to change distressing behaviour relatively quickly by challenging unhelpful thoughts and beliefs and teaching the client to use coping strategies in the future.
It success is measurable via the use of assessments which measure change over time. It does not prioritise exploration of original causes or hidden potential. It has been successful for compulsive and obsessive disorders, fears, phobias and addictions.
As with all types of therapy a warm, trusting relationship underpins the value of the work. With this therapy a willingness to do homework tasks in between sessions is considered very important. Some of our therapists may use CBT style worksheets and also, (if appropriate to the clients), provide homework to clients between sessions. Our integrative therapists may use some of the tools, techniques and worksheets used in CBT. However, do not provide this as a specific therapy at this time.