Coastal Child and Adult Therapeutic Services

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive behavioural therapy, commonly known as CBT, is a therapy that focuses on the relationship between your thoughts, feelings and behaviours as a way to manage problems.

CBT is mainly used to address symptoms of anxiety and depression, however, the NICE guidelines recommend its use for a range of other difficulties. Unlike other talking therapies, CBT helps you to manage current problems, rather than issues from the past.

It is founded on the idea that our thoughts, feelings and behaviours are interconnected, and can be both the cause and solution to stressful situations. Sessions will typically involve breaking down these different aspects into smaller parts, by exploring repetitive thoughts, negative feelings, and their impact on behaviour. The overall purpose of the therapy is to help support you and equip you with skills to break this cycle.

At CCATS, CBT principles are embedded within our practice across a range of settings and clients. We have staff experienced in the delivery of CBT interventions, including with children and young people in residential care, NHS patients and clients in the community.