Cognitive Behavioural Therapists (CBT) Oxford

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) & CBT informed Psychotherapy in Oxford and Wallingford

What is CBT?

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy is a talking therapy that is concerned with the way people think and act in various situations, and explores the origins and consequences of thinking and acting in such a way.

CBT has been extensively researched; in fact, more than any other talking therapy. The findings from the research repeatedly demonstrate the effectiveness of CBT in a wide and growing number of conditions. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recommends CBT as first line treatment in the following conditions: Depression, generalised anxiety disorders (GAD), obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), social phobia, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), health anxiety, body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) and chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS).

Research has also shown that people treated with CBT remain well for longer. This may be due in part to one of the implicit aims of CBT, which is to teach individuals to become their own CBT therapist, increasing resilience to relapse.

Whilst the research for CBT is to be welcomed, a note of caution should be aired: it is repeatedly found in all talking therapy research that a fundamental aspect to the success of the treatment is the relationship between client and therapist.

It is part of our philosophy at Oxford Talking Therapies that we pay particular attention to ensuring this essential component of therapy: to this extent we all undertake regular clinical supervision to reflect upon and improve our work.

What is CBT informed Psychotherapy?

Because CBT is based on empirical evidence it is constantly challenged and updated with new research.   At Oxford Talking Therapies our clinicians maintain their professional accreditation by regularly attending workshops and training events to further develop their knowledge and experience of the most up to date research and evidence to inform and add to their clinical skills.   

Some of the cognitive and behavioural informed interventions currently showing evidence of effectiveness include:

Your individual therapist or coach will have knowledge and experience in some or all of the above and can discuss with you how the use of any of these models could be beneficially integrated into your individual experience of therapy.

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