Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) in Manchester
Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy
CBT is directive and structured. It puts you in the driving seat and equips you with knowledge and understanding of your inner workings. With this knowledge, we work collaboratively to bring change to the areas of your choice.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy can work in two ways. We can work quickly. Identifying the symptoms which cause you the most distress and then applying interventions to remedy the symptoms as quickly as possible.
Or we can spend some time identifying why these symptoms are occurring in the first place and look to dissolve the root cause which in turn will eradicate the symptoms.
How we work and how long we spend together is driven by you and I will help you decide this in our first few sessions.
Pluralistic and Integrative approaches
CBT does not appeal to everyone. Some like a less structured and less directive approach and instead want to come across ideas and realisations on their own. Through a pluralistic intervention we can help identify and process issues that have been stored up or locked away. Using the relationship we foster, plus creative tools and interventions that suit you as a person, we can tailor a plan that brings the maximum results.
Both treatments are valid and can deliver the same outcome. The journey is just a little different but the destination is the same.
In our first session we will conduct an assessment as discuss all the treatment options. You will decide what feels right for you and we will review our progress regularly.
How long does CBT last?
CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) uses a scientifically proven method to make change happen. The process is collaborative but can feel more structured and directive than traditional counselling. There are many choices with CBT which makes the process tailored made to suit your unique needs and problems. CBT is time limited and in a lot of cases, issues can have some element of resolving within 12 weeks.
There will be times when longer periods of therapy are needed and this will be discussed within the assessment and throughout the sessions. You will always feel in control of your sessions and when you would like to finish.