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.

Therapy treatments

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 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 similar type of treatment to CBT but takes a slightly different approach. It will look at how you respond to negative thoughts and beliefs, rather than the content of those thoughts. It will help you develop a new relationship with your thought processes.

EMDR

Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a type of psychotherapy that is primarily for problems that have arisen from someone being exposed to a traumatic event. It will enable you to effectively process traumatic memories and overcome the difficulties that those memories present.