Dr Nicola Sorfleet
HCPC Registered & BPS Chartered Counselling Psychologist
PsychD, PGDip, PGCert, BSc (Hons) Psych
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
The basic principle of CBT is that how we think can affect how we feel (emotionally and physically) and how we behave.
In CBT we will work together to identify and understand your difficulties in terms of the relationship between your thoughts, feelings and behaviour.
During the therapy you will be supported to identify your personal goals and sessions will focus on developing the practical skills and understanding you need to make the changes necessary to achieve your goals.
CBT is a time-limited therapy that requires your active participation both inside and outside the sessions.
CBT is recommended by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) as an effective treatment for the following difficulties; depression (mild to severe), generalised anxiety disorder, panic, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), phobias (including social phobia and agoraphobia) and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
CBT has also been shown to be effective for difficulties such as stress, bulimia, anger, low self confidence and chronic pain.