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Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)

cognitive-behaviour-therapies-image-smCognitive Behavioural Therapies offered Face to Face or on the Phone.
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) is an evidence based psychological talking therapy which changes the way people feel, think and behave. CBT involves homework tasks addressing the psychological problem(s) throughout therapy. CBT has been very well researched and there is a strong evidence base for the effectiveness of CBT with both children and adults experiencing a wide range of emotional and behavioural difficulties. In recent years people have been offered the option to experience telephone CBT support for their difficulties as an alternative to face to face CBT sessions. Telephone CBT has been found to be as effective as personal sessions between client and therapist. Here at APS we offer both face to face and telephone CBT.

What is Cognitive Behaviour Therapy?
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) is a psychological therapy approved by the National Institute for Health & Clinical Excellence (NICE). CBT focuses on people’s behaviour, thoughts and feelings. CBT is a practical therapy which focuses on the links between people’s beliefs, behaviour and feelings and changing all 3 of these within short to medium term CBT.

What does Cognitive Behaviour Therapy do?
CBT is one of the most famous models within psychology. CBT believes that psychological problems develop and are maintained by distortions in the thoughts and feelings we have about ourselves and others. CBT involves direct practical work at the level of behaviour, beliefs and feelings to help people of all ages lead more fulfilled lives. Clients who attend CBT are expected to make a firm commitment to work on their difficulties individually or with the support of their families between sessions to achieve long term psychological results. For example, a person would be expected to complete a graded exposure programme designed by the clinical psychologist in consultation with them to overcome a phobia.

What sort of conditions can it be used on?
CBT psychological sessions can be used to treat a range of psychological problems including anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). CBT is a practical psychological therapy in which homework tasks between sessions addressing the psychological problem(s) are a vital aspect of the CBT treatment. CBT can be adapted to address a range of diverse psychological problems and be appropriate to the needs of people of all ages.

Affordable Psychology Services are professionally based at private consulting rooms at 88 Rodney Street, Liverpool. All psychology sessions including CBT consultation and therapy are provided by a Chartered Clinical Psychologist with over 15 years post-qualification experience of working with children, adults and families experiencing psychological difficulties. We work with clients throughout the Merseyside area including Liverpool, Wirral, Sefton and Knowsley and are able to work with clients in the wider North West region when required including Blackpool, Warrington and Preston. Psychological sessions take place in a professional venue in the client’s locality. Home based psychological sessions can be provided by prior arrangement.

Affordable Psychology Services (APS) is a clinical division of UK Private Psychology Limited a psychological company based in Liverpool, North West England. We provide clinical psychology assessment, counselling, therapy, consultation and other psychological services to clients and professionals throughout the United Kingdom. Our Director Dr Ojarikri is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist who is registered with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and recognised and regulated by the Health and Care Professions Council as a Chartered Clinical Psychologist. APS we are committed to providing our clients with an inclusive and accessible private psychology service.