Clear Mind CBT Harrogate

What is CBT?

CBT, short for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, is the recommended for of treatment for depression, anxiety and other mood disorders. CBT works on the principal that our thoughts (or cognitions) affect the way that we feel and the things that we do. At Clear Mind CBT, we aim to help you develop a different way of thinking which has a positive effect on both emotions and responses, which in turn will help you to overcome your difficulties.

CBT for Anxiety & Depression

CBT can help with a wide range of mood disorders, is evidence based and recommended by NICE Guidelines and the NHS. Research has found CBT to be helpful for a wide range of areas, including:


  • Depression
  • Low Self-esteem
  • Social Anxiety
  • Generalised Anxiety Disorder (Worry)
  • OCD
  • Stress
  • Phobias
  • Health Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Weight loss
  • Insomnia or difficulties with sleep
  • Post-natal Depression/Anxiety


If you are experiencing something that is not listed on here, or you’re not sure what you’re experiencing then please get in touch and we can discuss whether CBT could be helpful for you.


How does CBT differ from other forms of talking therapy?

  • Solution focused: CBT aims to identify the areas that maintain anxiety or depression and make positive changes to them, rather than just talking about them.
  • Structured: During the assessment we will identify your goals for therapy and work to achieve those goals.
  • Current focused: CBT focusing on the here and now rather than talking over the past.
  • Collaborative: CBT is very much about working together at your pace to identify techniques that will help you. You will not be asked to do anything that you're not comfortable with.


How many appointments will I have? This can vary from person to person depending on the areas worked on. CBT is designed to be a short term form of therapy and people often notice good results in a short space of time. My aim is to get you feeling good as quickly as possible and you will be taught techniques that you can continue to use for yourself for the rest of your life.


Will I have to talk a lot about my childhood? CBT is very much focused on the here and now, on how your emotions are maintained through thoughts and behaviours. We may touch on some aspects of early life to help us understand how different thought patterns have developed but this is not an area that would be the focus of our sessions.




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