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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Why choose CBT
It is estimated that most people will experience difficulties with anxiety or depression at some point in their lives.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is recommended worldwide for the treatment of depression and anxiety because the treatments used are based on sound, well-established theories and are supported by scientific evidence that demonstrates the effectiveness of CBT in the treatment of depression and anxiety.
In 2001 the Department of Health conducted an audit of Psychological Therapies and Counselling, using information gathered from the following organizations:
- British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapies (BACP)
- British Confederation of Psychotherapists (BCP)
- British Psychological Society (BPS)
- Royal College of General Practitioners
- Royal College of Psychiatrists
- UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)
Based on evidence gathered from the above organizations, their principal recommendations for the treatment of Depression and Anxiety disorders such as panic disorder, agoraphobia, social anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder and post traumatic disorder was CBT
NICE and SIGN guidelines recommend CBT for the treatment of depression and some anxiety disorders including Panic Disorder, Social Anxiety, Phobias, Generalised Anxiety Disorder, OCD, PTSD, Health Anxiety and BPD. Some eating disorders and personality issues.
American Psychological Association stated in June 2010 that – ‘Research has demonstrated that a form of psychotherapy known as “cognitive-behavioral therapy” (CBT) can be highly effective in treating anxiety disorders.
CBT online has been cited by in the NICE guidelines as being as effective as ‘face to face’ therapy in the treatment of depression.
Research evidence proves that CBT has a high success rate in treating depression and anxiety.