High Intensity Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (HI CBT) is a structured, evidence-based talking therapy for mental health concerns, such as depression, Generalised Anxiety (GAD), Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Panic Disorder, Social Anxiety, Specific Phobias, Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) and Health Anxiety. With HI CBT you will be taught techniques to help you to become your own therapist and manage your own mental health once the therapy has ended. It utilises the principles of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy which identifies links between our thoughts, feelings and behaviours and how, through these, we can become trapped in unhelpful cycles. A High Intensity CBT Therapist will work with you to identify what is causing and maintaining your problems and teach you strategies to practice between sessions.
HI CBT involves the patient and practitioner working in collaboration, to develop a shared understanding of the problem. The therapist will discuss and share techniques with you to help you and improve your symptoms. Unlike a counselling approach, it requires regular time, effort and practice between sessions to develop these skills.
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