Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in West Bridgford

At Counselling Nottingham, West Bridgford, we have a number of experienced counsellors able to use cognitive behavioural therapy to treat a wide variety of issues. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is a talking therapy which looks at how your thoughts affect your feelings and behaviour.

 Our thoughts can be a source of considerable stress. How we think – about ourselves, our relationships and the world around us – can determine how we feel and how we behave. Our thinking can be helpful – or unhelpful. For example, constant negative self-talk – thoughts about ourselves that are critical or damaging – can seriously undermine our confidence and ability to act in positive, healthy ways.

Therapists and counsellors who use Cognitive Behavioural Therapy help their clients to understand how their thinking is affecting their behaviour. Once extreme thinking and unhelpful behaviour patterns have been identified and changed, people often experience a significant improvement in every aspect of their lives.

Cognitive Behavioural therapists and counsellors also teach their clients how to help themselves. This approach isn’t about being ‘fixed’ by a professional – it is about being supported during a process of change, and given the tools to carry on making positive changes once the sessions have finished.

An exceptional therapist who I will thank for the rest of my life.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is based on scientific principles, and research has shown it to be effective for a wide range of difficulties. In fact, it is widely used in the NHS, although access is often limited to a small number of sessions. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and counsellors are able to work with a wide range of emotional and psychological issues, including:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Phobias
  • Panic attacks
  • Post-traumatic stress
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder
  • Chronic fatigue and ME
  • Chronic pain
  • Stress
  • Eating disorders
  • Low mood

The cognitive behavioural therapy sessions usually focus on the here and now; goals are set and strategies decided on by the client and therapist working together. Clients also do homework – putting into practice in everyday life, what has been learned in the sessions.

If you’re not sure whether Cognitive Behavioural Therapy will help you, give us a

call: 0115 9825353 email: and we can discuss it with you further.

At Counselling Nottingham, we’re dedicated to providing an excellent service, and making sure that you get the support that’s right for you. We look forward to meeting you.