Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) is a talking therapy that can help you manage your problems by changing the way you think and behave. It focuses on your thoughts, attitudes and beliefs and how they affect your behaviour, and teaches your coping skills for dealing with difficult problems or situations. CBT challenges the negative thought patterns which may be causing you to experience things in a negative way. If these thought patterns go unchallenged then negative thoughts can become a vicious cycle, which may lead to depression and anxiety.
How can CBT help?
Feelings of depression, anxiety and PTSD can be experienced after cancer diagnosis and treatment. YouCan work with trained CBT therapists to help you to identify and challenge any negative thinking patterns and behaviour which may be causing you difficulties. In turn, this can change the way you feel about situations, and enable you to change your behaviour in future.
What our young people say
“CBT was really good as was someone you could talk frankly to away from family and friends. She gave me more confidence about diagnosis and treatment. It also helped me tackle anxiety, especially on run up to treatment days. She gave me ideas and strategies to overcome my anxieties.”
“I found CBT to be an invaluable experience. I found the process ran very smoothly. It’s changed a lot of things for me personally. We’ve worked through some really hard issues. She has helped me deal with them in a productive manner and has helped me start a new life.”