Home Health What is CBT?…

What is CBT?…


Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is a talking therapy recommended by the NICE (National Institute for Clinical Excellence) guidelines as the treatment of choice for most common mental health problems.

We all experience difficult times in our lives where we may go through periods of low mood, stress, anxiety, grief, work or relationship difficulties. At Newry Therapy Centre we endeavour to support you through these difficult times.  Our registered therapists specialise in offering Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to people across the life span; this includes, children, adolescents, young adults and adults.  We also offer therapy to couples who may be experiencing problems within their relationship. 

Newry Therapy Centre specialises in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) alongside other therapies to promote positive mental health.  We support individuals with working through their difficulties to become their own therapist so as they can maintain positive mental well-being. Just as we need to exercise to maintain good physical health, we also need to learn to sustain our mental health.  our clients learn how to do just that, so they can live full and enriched lives.

Some of the difficulties CBT helps with and that our experienced therapists specialise in include:
Depression and low mood

  • Stress-related difficulties
  • Anxiety disorders, such as panic attacks, panic disorder, agoraphobia, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), generalised anxiety disorder (GAD)
  • Specific phobias
  • Bullying
  • Low self esteem
  • Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Couples therapy

What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy?

According to the Beck Institute, in clinical terms, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or CBT is a specific theoretical therapy that is used as a psychological treatment. Since its creation in the 1960s by Dr. Aaron Beck and Dr. Judith Beck, CBT has been proven to help reduce the symptoms associated with a range of mental health concerns including diagnoses like Anxiety, Depression, Substance Abuse, PTSD, Marriage and Relationship issues as well as many other chronic mental health concerns.

CBT has been clinically proven to be as effective as medication in many instances. At other times, CBT is a helpful adjunct to medication therapy. Specifically, CBT helps the patient or client to identify the ways in which their thoughts and behaviors contribute to their mental health concerns.

The basis for cognitive behavioral therapy is embedded in the idea that psychological problems are at least partially influenced by maladaptive thought patterns. Furthermore, CBT recognizes that mental health issues are further solidified within unhealthy patterns of behavior that make our mental state feel worse. Finally, CBT provides a way to manage this and develop more helpful and constructive ways of dealing with patients’ lives and the issues that come up in them.

Changing the way that we think has a profound effect on our well-being. Remembering that thoughts become feelings and our emotional state affects even our heart rate and breathing patterns. CBT typically includes these steps according to the Clinic near me: