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 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.
Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a type of psychotherapy that is proven to be effective treating trauma and is recommended by the OK's National Institute for Clinical and Health Excellence for treating PTSD. It is increasingly being used in a wider variety of conditions including anxiety disorders.