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Cognitive Behavioural Therapies - CBT

CBT has been shown to be an effective treatment and is a recommended treatment in pregnancy and after for low moods, anxiety, panic attacks, phobias, obsessive-compulsive disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder.

CBT is a talking therapy that looks at how your thoughts, beliefs and attitudes affect your feelings and behaviour and teaches you coping skills to help deal with different problems.

This technique combines cognitive therapy (examining the things you think) and behaviour therapy (examining the things you do). CBT is based on the idea that the way we think about different situations can affect the way we feel and behave.

The aim is to identify and challenge the negative thinking patterns and behaviour that may be causing your difficulties then stop the cycle continuing by changing the way you feel about situations which can enable you to change your behaviour in the future.

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