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Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy in Inverness, Highlands

Cognitive-behaviour therapy, CBT, and cognitive behavioural therapy are all names for the same structured therapy approach. CBT works on how we view and interact with our world. Often our perceptions can affect our behaviour and result in low mood or depression, anxiety and upset. A CBT therapist will work with each client to develop techniques and skills. These can then be used to change thinking, behaviour and mood for the better.

Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) combines elements of cognitive-behaviour therapy with meditation practice. It was initially designed to prevent relapse and recurrence of depression, however it has also been used with clients experiencing a number of other issues.

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Is cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) effective?

Cognitive-behaviour therapy (CBT) has been shown to be effective for a variety of issues such as depression, anxiety and phobias, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), eating disorders and panic. Essentially clients learn to apply techniques to help themselves. This makes problems less likely to return. There is much evidence to suggest that CBT is as effective as drug treatments for depression and anxiety.

How do I choose a therapist?

Training can vary from one week to several years! We would strongly advise you to choose a therapist who is highly trained and experienced in using CBT. All First Psychology therapists and psychologists have been trained to a high level as well as having many years’ experience applying their skills with clients.

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How do I find out more about CBT or MBCT or make an appointment to see a CBT therapist of psychologist?

If you would like to know more about our cognitive-behaviour therapy or mindfulness-based cognitive therapy services or wish to book an initial session with a cbt therapist or psychologist, please contact us.