Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

CBT is a talking therapy that can help you manage your problems by changing the way you think, feel and behave.

CBT has been developed over a period of 50 years and is considered to be one of the most reliable therapies for depression and anxiety as well as other stress related or physical health conditions. It is also an evidence-based therapy recommended in national treatment guidelines as well as by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

How does CBT work?

CBT is a psychological therapy that helps a person to explore their, thoughts, feelings & behavioural. It Is understood that these are linked, and that these negative thoughts and feelings often leave you feeling as though you are caught in a vicious cycle (See diagram on the left).

CBT aims to help you deal with overwhelming problems in a more positive way by breaking them down into smaller parts. Unlike some other talking treatments, CBT deals with your current problems in the ‘here and now’. Your therapist may also touch on some past issues which could have influenced your thoughts and feelings today. CBT provides you with helpful tools and skills to improve how you perceive and react to daily challenges.

Is online CBT for me?

It can be a daunting prospect to admit that you have a problem that requires treatment in therapy. However, we at Click Therapies provide friendly and professional therapists. Our experienced therapists are ready to connect with you online using face to face video therapy from the comfort of your own home in a safe and supportive way.

Sometimes people can get stuck in a pattern of behaviour that is quite self-defeating and stops them being the version of themselves they want to be.

In addition to Anxiety and Depression, Online CBT can also help people who experience:

  • bipolar disorder
  • borderline personality disorder
  • obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • panic disorder
  • phobias
  • post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) & psychological trauma
  • self esteem
  • sleep problems
  • alcohol and substance misuse
  • pain such as chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia

What you can expect in your online CBT sessions

Your personal therapist will provide you with online structured sessions in which your main problem will be discussed and how this affects you in your daily life. Each session will usually last around 60 minutes and we recommend that these take place ideally on a weekly basis or at least once every 2 weeks.

In your sessions, your therapist will work with you, to help you understand your problems and separate them into manageable parts, such as your thoughts, feelings and behaviours.

You and your therapist will explore these areas together and determine if these are unrealistic or unhelpful, and to understand how they interfere with your daily life.

Your therapist will then be able to help you to explore how to challenge unhelpful thoughts and change unhelpful behaviours. The overall goal of online CBT is to help you to use the skills you have learnt during online sessions in your daily life.