CBT In Cheltenham

What Is CBT Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Cognitive behavioural therapy or CBT is based on the theory that  our thoughts, feelings, 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. Cognitive behavioural therapy works to help us notice and change negative and problematic thinking styles or behaviour patterns in order to make us feel better. CBT has lots of strategies that can help you in the here and now.

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Sharon Collins

Clinical psychologist

Sharon is an experienced Clinical Psychologist and specialises in treating adults and young people who present with trauma and PTSD. She is EMDR trained and also practices using CAT and CBT

Book An Appointment

The Regency Practice is a beautiful clinic in Cheltenham and features some of the best CBT therapists in Cheltenham.

CBT therapy has always been the first choice talking therapy treatment. We have CBT therapists that are trained and registered with the relevant authority bodies. If you would like CBT in Cheltenham, please take a look at the CBT therapists practising at The Regency Practice and choose the right therapist for you. We welcome you to come and experience CBT in beautiful, relaxing and heartwarming rooms and meet the understanding experts.

Please note: All therapists are self-employed and availability will depend on each individual.

How CBT is delivered

CBT can be offered in individual sessions with a therapist or as part of a group. The number of sessions you need depends on the difficulty you need help with. This will usually be between six and twenty sessions, typically of an hour long.

Your therapist can help you to notice any patterns in thinking or behaviours which might be keeping problems going and can offer information about different CBT techniques which could help you.

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

CBT Therapy can help with

  • Anxiety disorders (including panic attacks and post-traumatic stress disorder)
  • Depression
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Schizophrenia and psychosis
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Chronic pain
  • Physical symptoms without a medical diagnosis
  • Sleep difficulties
  • Anger management