Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is organised over an agreed number of sessions.
The number of sessions required will differ depending on the nature and severity of a client's presenting problem. Typically, sessions are weekly/fortnightly, last up to an hour and take place over a period of between 4 to 12 sessions (but this can be significantly shorter or longer).
What sort of problems can CBT help with?
Research into CBT has been carried out extensively over the last 40 years. This has shown it to be an effective form of psychotherapy, particularly for the following:
- Anxiety & Panic Attacks
- Bipolar Disorder
- Child and adolescent problems
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Chronic Pain
- Drug or Alcohol problems
- Eating problems
- General Health problems
- Habit problems (e.g. tics)
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
- Phobias (e.g. agoraphobia, social phobia)
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Problems associated with a learning disability
- Schizophrenia and Psychosis
- Sexual and relationship problems
- Sleep Disorders