Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is also known as CBT. The Department of Health along with The Mental Health Foundation agree that CBT is one of the most effective treatments for anxiety & stress. Some Employee Assistance Programme providers include CBT in their product package.
CBT is a type of talking therapy. It’s a combination of cognitive therapy, which helps with your thinking processes, and behavioural therapy, which focuses on your behaviour in response to those thoughts.
Common CBT techniques include:
- challenging negative beliefs and replacing them with alternative ones
- problem solving
- developing coping skills
CBT is a short-term treatment that usually lasts between six weeks and six months. It consists of individual treatment sessions, which are usually attended every week or two. Group sessions are available, as well as remote sessions using a phone or computer. The number of sessions you have will depend on your condition and commitment to the treatment. Each session usually lasts for about 30 minutes to an hour.
Call 0845 206 2020 for more information on the EAP & CBT