We offer a comprehensive selection of psychological therapies.

The type of treatment we provide for an individual would depend largely on the nature of the presenting problem, but will also involve your opinion as to how the treatment will proceed.

Our Treatments

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.

Appointments are likely to last around an hour and usually last 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.

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.

Metacognitive Therapy

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..

EMDR

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

 

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