Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) is specific-goal oriented approach, with positive results often beginning rather quickly. CBT places emphasis on the role that thoughts play in regards to emotions and behaviours, stressing that changing thoughts can have a profound affect altering behaviour. Highly respected for providing relief in mood, anxiety and behavioural disorders.
Often, when children are anxious or depressed, they are flooded with negative thoughts and doubt. CBT strives to help children reconsider their assumptions and helps them to see that if they change the way they view themselves and their environment, they can improve their ‘functioning’.
See under FRIENDS for information about a CBT programme used by CAMHS.
For information about IAPT which is a CBT programme called improving access to psychological therapies follow the link