The Centre For Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

In this 'the age of anxiety' many people seek professional help for a broad spectrum of occupational, family or emotional problems. Depression and anxiety are the most common of psychological problems, with around 60-70% of adults experiencing symptoms of depression, and as many as 27% of people experiencing an anxiety state at some time during their life. CBT is an educational approach based on scientific principles which help the client to understand their problems, and how these affect their thoughts, feelings and behaviours.

The focus of the therapy is to enable clients to generate solutions to problems based on techniques learned in therapy, which are more effective than their present coping strategies. CBT has been shown to be at least as effective as anti-depressant medication, but superior to medication in the prevention of relapse, and recurrence of illness. Sessions last fifty minutes for one to one counselling and ninety minutes for couples.