Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is known as a “Talking therapy”. The way that we feel and think, how our bodies feel, and what we do is thought to be connected. The thinking behind CBT is that if we can change just one of these things, what we do, for example, we can change how we feel etc. 

When we are feeling upset or down, it’s very easy to fall into the same old way of responding and thinking. This can make us feel even worse. However, we can use CBT to help us be aware of any changes in our thoughts and responses. This can help us to begin to feel better. 

We offer mental health support for Selby and the surrounding areas. Why not give us a call? Our phone line is open from 7 pm – 10 pm, 365 days of the year.

Call us on (01757) 642 399. If you call before our phone lines are open and we cannot answer you will be diverted to an NHS Helpline.

What is CBT? 

What is CBT? is known as “Collaborative therapy”. This is because it is not a type of therapy that someone receives. In fact, it is a type of therapy whereby the patient works with a therapist to help them achieve their mutually agreed goals. CBT uses a combination of

  • cognitive therapy to examine the way you think 

with

  • behaviour therapy to examine the things that you do

Does CBT Help?

Yes, it’s thought that CBT does help. CBT is often used to help people who are suffering from: 

  • Anxiety 
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
  • Eating disorders
  • Insomnia
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Panic attacks
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Tinnitus

CBT can be used with adults and children. Courses of CBT can be completed while someone is taking medication or when they’re not taking any medication. However, this will ultimately depend on why someone is having CBT and the severity of their illness.

We offer mental health support for Selby and the surrounding areas. Why not give us a call? Our phone line is open from 7 pm – 10 pm, 365 days of the year.

Call us on (01757) 642 399. If you call before our phone lines are open and we cannot answer you will be diverted to an NHS Helpline.

Interested in helping those who are struggling with their mental health? We offer Mental Health First Aid training in Selby. Contact us at info@communitea.org.uk