CBT Brochure - Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy

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					Impulse & Anger Problems

A programme is also offered for adults who get
                                                         Please call 7-9 pm for
into trouble as a result of poor control over            free and confidential                          Michael Townend &
impulses such as anger and inappropriate sexual
                                                          advice 07976895298                              Louise Iannetta
behaviour. Therapy enables the individual to
identify and change unhelpful thoughts and
attitudes and to take personal responsibility for      Our practice is based at                         Cognitive Behavioural
unacceptable behaviour. It also involves
learning how to cope assertively and                      SPIRE Parkway                                   Psychotherapists
appropriately with situations perceived as unjust
or stressful.                                                 Hospital
Suggested Reading:  10 Days to Self-esteem by                  Out Patient
David Burns, M.D.  Anger by Carol Tarvis.
Motivation & Work Related Problems

Stress is common in the workplace. Cognitive                0121 704 1451 or write to us at:
behavioural consultation can be an effective way
to focus your mental and physical energy on           SPIRE Parkway Hospital Damson Parkway,
discovering you or your employees potential.              Solihull, West Midlands. B91 2PP
This approach can enhance both your own and
others abilities in the workplace. Employee                      Mobile: 07976 895298
assistance support is available to individuals or
organisations for individual therapy or group                            Email:
stress management.                                  michaeltownend@cognitivebehaviourtherapy.co.uk
                                                    or louiseiannetta@cognitivebehaviourtherapy.co.uk
Suggested reading:  Reinventing Your Life by
Jeffrey Young.                                                         Web Site:
Other problems which can be helped
                                                            Scope of Insurance Cover                      Referral and Programme
Eating Disorders, Habit Disorders, Post              All insured patients are advised to check with        Information for Health
Traumatic Stress Disorder, Chronic Pain &           their insurers that intended treatments are fully
Fatigue and difficulties with Sleeping.                                  covered.                         Professionals and Patients

Where combination of treatments with                             Estimates of Cost
psychotherapy and medication is needed it is        Many patients like to have a clear idea of cost.
usually possible to work together with your            I will advise you on request of the fees
General Practitioner or Consultant Psychiatrist.         normally associated with treatment.
Introduction                                       Therapy Programmes                                  Cognitive Behavioural psychotherapy helps you
                                                                                                       change the way you communicate with those
                                                                                                       you love so you can be heard as well as listen
Cognitive Therapy, Behavioural Therapy and         Treatment for Depression and Anxiety
                                                                                                       better. Family problems are many times more
Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy are three
                                                   Depression and generalised anxiety are mood         effectively dealt with if more than one family
closely related forms of therapy. They are all
                                                   problems that occur when you feel negative          member can attend therapy sessions. If this is a
based on research findings and theories of
                                                   about self, the world, and the future or perceive   direction that you want to take, you may
behaviour change and learning.
                                                   you are continually vulnerable.                     discover things about yourself and those close
                                                                                                       to you that will allow for a better, happier and
The focus of all three therapies is mainly,
                                                   Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy is perhaps      more fulfilling home life.
although not exclusively on the here-and-now,
rather than the past.                              the most researched form of psychotherapy for
                                                   anxiety and depression. It has been shown to be     Suggested Reading:  Love is Never Enough by
Therapy is time limited. A typical course of       a very effective short-term approach to help        Aaron T. Beck, M.D.  Intimate Connections
therapy lasts between 8 and 20 sessions with       improve mood and alleviate anxiety symptoms.        by David Burns, M.D.  Couple's Guide to
regular measurement and evaluation of              Although medication can be effective, many          Communication by Gottman, et.al.,
progress. It can be used to help people            people who seek cognitive behavioural
irrespective of their intelligence, insight or     psychotherapy are trying to avoid or minimise       Phobias, Panic & Obsessive Compulsive
disabilities.                                      the use of medication.                              Disorder

The main goal of therapy is to help individuals;   The programme of treatment with cognitive           Anxiety disorders include phobias (fear of
families or couples bring about coping and         behavioural psychotherapy includes learning to      different kinds of situations, objects, or beings).
changes in behaviour or thinking. Goals for        identify and challenge unhelpful thinking and       Panic disorder (episodes of extreme fear when
change may involve:                                attitudes, problem solving, and learning new        you may feel you are going out of your mind or
                                                   coping behaviours.                                  are about to die, but don't). Obsessive
   Changing    behaviour   e.g.   being   more                                                        compulsive disorder (repetitive unwanted
    assertive                                      Suggested Reading:  Feeling Good, The              thoughts, images and impulses and obsessive
                                                   Feeling Good Handbook both by David Burns,          rituals and other distressing behaviour) is very
   Changing feelings e.g. being less fearful or   M.D.  Mastery over Anxiety & Panic by              common and usually responds well to cognitive
    depressed                                      Barlow & Craske.  Coping with Depression,          behavioural psychotherapy either with or
                                                                                                       without medication.
                                                   Ivy Blackburn.  Mind over Mood By
   Changing thinking patterns e.g. learning       Greenerger and Padesky.
    how to solve problems or deal with self                                                            Therapy usually involves self-directed graded
    defeating negative thoughts or beliefs                                                             exposure and response prevention, problem
                                                   Relationship, Sexual & Family Disorders
                                                                                                       solving, relapse prevention and cognitive
   Improving coping e.g. how to deal with         Problem-focused treatments for Couples and          therapy if required.
    panic.                                         Families are also provided. Many times
                                                   problems persist because of communication and       Suggested reading:  Living with Fear Isaac
                                                   behaviour patterns or habits in a family or         Marks, M.D.  Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
                                                   marriage that have become unhelpful.                the Facts, Rachman, S, and De Silva, P.

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