CBT In Cirencester

What Is CBT Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Cognitive behavioural therapy is based on the theory that our feelings, thoughts, how we behave and how our body feels are all connected. If we change one of these we can also alter the others.

When we feel worried we often fall into negative patterns of thinking and responding, which has a negative impact on how we feel. CBT works to help us notice and change negative and problematic thinking styles or behaviour patterns in order to make us feel better. Cognitive behavioural therapy has lots of strategies that can help you in the here and now.

A CBT therapist will discuss your specific difficulties and set goals for you to achieve. CBT is not a quick fix. It involves hard work, keeping track of what you are thinking, feeling and doing, or trying out new ways of thinking or acting. Your therapist will help you decide what difficulties you want to work on in order to help you improve your situation but they will not make decisions for you. Your therapist will be able to advise you on how to continue using CBT techniques in your daily life after your treatment ends.

CBT therapist Janice de souza

Janice de souza

CBT Therapist

Janice has worked as a psychotherapist for over 30 years, both in the NHS and in independent practice. Her background was originally in nursing, specialising initially in psycho-dynamic psychotherapy and then re-training as a cognitive behavioural therapist at Oxford University.