Counselling is a type of talking therapy that allows a person to talk about their problems and feelings in a confidential and dependable environment. A counsellor is trained to listen with empathy (by putting themselves in your shoes). They can help you deal with any negative thoughts and feelings you have.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is the gold standard of psychological therapy for mild-moderate depression and anxiety disorders, as recommended by the National institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE).
Anxiety disorders that can be treated with CBT include obsessive compulsive disorder, generalised anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, panic disorder, specific phobias, eating disorders, body dysmorphia amongst some others.
CBT can also be used to treat low self esteem, eating disorders and post traumatic stress disorder. It is a goal orientated, structured therapy where the client will learn how to be their own therapist, working collaboratively to discover areas of difficulty and how to manage them.
CBT is time limited, and sessions will be agreed usually at the beginning and reviewed mid way through to ensure we are working towards the goals that have been set by the client.
CBT focuses on our cognitions (thoughts, beliefs, perceptions) and behaviours to discover if these are causing the problems that are maintaining a depression or anxiety disorder.
CBT is not a "listening ear", rather a search for change and things to be different to improve quality of life. "Homework" is an integral part of CBT which helps to measure and highlight changes being implemented.
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