These are some of the treatments that we can provide in CBT Bristol. Not all of the treatments will be appropriate for every condition but there is often an element of choice as to the style of the therapy.
Typically the first appointment will be an assessment, involving many questions about the problem, how it developed and how it affects your daily life. From this the therapist will discuss a treatment plan and what to expect from a course of therapy.
Appointments are likely to last around an hour and usually a course of treatment typically lasts between 6 and 12 appointments. It is normal for a review to take place after 5 or 6 sessions to take account of the progress made and to agree plans for the next part of the treatment. The cost is between £70 and £90, depending on which therapist you see.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
As described on the homepage this is a practical skills based treatment that focusses more so on the present rather than childhood issues. It is a short term treatment enabling you to learn skills and techniques to manage and resolve your difficulties.
More information about CBT can be found at https://www.babcp.com/Public/What-is-CBT.aspx.
Metacognitive Therapy is a type of cognitive therapy that takes a slightly different approach. It will look your thinking process that is leading to worry and rumination, rather than the content of those thoughts. It will help you develop a new relationship with your thought processes and can be very effective for anxiety disorders and depression..
Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a powerful type of psychotherapy that is proven to be effective treating problems related to trauma and is recommended by the UK's National Institute for Clinical and Health Excellence for treating Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). It is increasingly being used in a wider variety of conditions including various anxiety disorders.
Here is a useful short animated film from the USA that describes how EMDR can help with problems related to trauma or PTSD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yh1OoOG2WEg.
Further information can be found at the EMDR Association Uk website: https://emdrassociation.org.uk/a-unique-and-powerful-therapy/.