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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) & Trauma


CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) is a structured talking therapy where the main focus is how your thoughts, feelings and behaviours impact on your overall wellbeing. You will learn new ways and stategies to deal with experiences that you have had. How you think, behave and feel are all linked and by changing one of these things it is possible to make changes in the other areas. You will learn tools to help you implement change and this knowledge and skills will allow you to help yourself in the future


The work we do together will look at how you think or behave in certain situations and using different skills that you practice between sessions you will be  able to start to change how you feel.


Anxiety and Depression or Panic Attacks are examples of dufficulties that are shown to be reduced by CBT and working on this together can help you feel less stressed and feeling more content with your life.



Cognitive Processing Therapy is a way of working with Trauma. This may occur after experiencing or witnessing someone elses experience a traumatic event. 

This may be an accident, assault, childbirth, domestic abuse or any event which you find traumatic.


You may also feel depressed, anxious and have panic attacks


You may experience flashbacks, sleep disturbances, feel numb, be hyper vigilent, have relationship issues. Looking at the event in a structured way enables you to look at it from a difference perspective and reduce the feelings around it as well as the distress.


Cognitive Processing Therapy challenges the thoughts and feelings someone has related to a traumatic event they have experienced.

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