Guided CBT self-help is based on the principles of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and helps you to focus on your goals.
It is an evidence-based form of therapy recommended in guidelines by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) for difficulties including:
You will work through CBT self-help materials and learn new techniques to improve how you’re feeling, supported by a trained psychological wellbeing practitioner (PWP).
Sessions are usually up to 30 minutes each week, depending on the type of treatment you are having. At the end of each session, you and your PWP will agree actions and goals for you to complete before your next appointment, to help you get the most out of the treatment.
This type of therapy can be offered either via webinar, in groups, face-to-face, via video calls, or over the telephone. It offers a range of flexibility for busy lives and for those who may find it difficult to attend longer sessions.
This therapy will help you to understand the CBT approach and has been shown to be an effective treatment for both depression and anxiety disorders.
It may also be the first step in helping you to prepare for further support, if needed.