Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in Glasgow
The National Institute for Clinical Excellence (N.I.C.E.) recommends Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (or CBT) as a treatment for Anxiety, Depression, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Phobias, Acute Stress and Post Traumatic Stress.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is based on a model with 5 factors. There is the Environment is which you live and includes all your circumstances. Within the Environment there is the individual's Thoughts, Feelings, Behaviour and Physiology. This is a systems model, which means that all of the factors are linked and if you change any part of it then it will have a knock on effect on the other parts. If you are thinking 'I am hopeless. Nobody likes me' then you are likely to feel 'down' 'lonely' and 'sad.' You might then stop going out and not meet up with your friends or you might sit in the house and eat or drink excessively (Behaviour). You might then feel tired and want to sleep at lot. Or you might start to feel your heart racing and tummy churning and not be able to sleep well (Physiology).
Most people seem to come to therapy and counselling with feelings that they don't like or behaviour that is not helpful or is time consuming. It can be helpful for them to look at the thinking that fuels these feelings and design a plan to change them. Some people come to therapy with obsessive and unhelpful thinking and we might work first of all on their behaviour.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy sessions tend to be time-limited and concentrates on the here and now. Sometimes it is helpful to have some information about events in your past but only as it may affect how you feel now.
The Glasgow Cognitive Therapy Centre offers Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Courses and is an excellent organisation to help you understand the treatment of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or if your are looking to Train for a career in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy