CBT and Counselling

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

CBT is an evidence based talking therapy that looks at how our thoughts and ways of thinking impact on how we feel (emotions), how we behave (what we do and what we don't do), and also the impact this has on us physically.

CBT enables us to break cycles of unhelpful thinking patterns that may be causing us distress and to change our associated behaviours.

CBT focuses on alleviating current problems and the aim of your therapist will be to work collaboratively with you to develop new skills and ways of dealing with current difficulties, leaving you more confident to deal with life's challenges in the future.

CBT sessions usually last for 50 minutes.

CBT requires a commitment from the client to make changes and this will usually involve completing tasks between sessions that have been planned alongside the therapist such as logging emotions or thoughts over a period of time or putting new skills into practice.

CBT has been proven to be effective for a wide range of issues including:

  • ​Anxiety (including General Anxiety Disorder, worry, panic, social anxiety, health anxiety, phobias)
  • Self esteem issues
  • Stress
  • Depression
  • Addictions (drugs, alcohol, and gambling)
  • Managing chronic health conditions 
  • Relationship problems
  • Anger management


​Counselling offers you time in a safe, confidential and non judgemental space to reflect on your life and relationships, the possibilities for change, and to clarify how best to move forward.

Sometimes it can be easier to talk to a counsellor about a situation rather than a family member or friend. Your counsellor will work at your own pace helping you move towards your goals and tailoring sessions to your individual needs.

Counselling can be helpful for a wide range of issues including:

  • Relationships
  • Bereavement
  • Redundancy/ employment issues
  • ​Stress
  • Bullying
  • Mental health issues

Counselling sessions last 50 minutes The number and frequency required can be discussed with your counsellor at your initial session.

If you are unsure which service would suit you best please call on the number below or send an email and we will be happy to discuss your options.  

Call Peak Counselling on 07801 705 616