What is CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) ?

CBT is a way of talking about how you think about yourself, the world and other people; and how what you do affects your thoughts and feelings.

This is illustrated by the five areas model -


thoughts feelings cognitions behaviour solihull birmingham

CBT therapy can help you to change how you think (Cognitive) and what you do (Behaviour). These changes can then help you to feel better in mood.


Unlike some other talking therapies, it focuses on the 'here and now' problems and difficulties. We acknowledge the past, but focus on the present - looking for ways to alleviate your signs & symptoms and improve your state of mind now.


Solihull CBT has been shown to help with many different types of problems. These include: anxiety, depression, panic, phobias (including agoraphobia and social phobia), stress, bulimia, OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder), PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), bipolar disorder and psychosis. CBT may also help if you have difficulties with anger, a low opinion of yourself or physical health problems, like pain or fatigue (e.g. Fibromyalgia).


Solihull CBT can also adopt a more flexible and eclectic approach for individuals with ADHD or Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). 


Solihull CBT offers therapy as recommended by the Department Of Health; NHS; NICE; and the BABCP (British Association of Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies). We offer in person 1-1 therapy to those in Birmingham; Warwickshire and Solihull. We also offer a well established virtual service - a proven on line 1-1 therapy which offers exactly the same approach as if you were sitting in front of me but without the hassle of travelling.