Is Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for me?
Before making your decision consider the following:
- What are your symptoms? – can you describe what’s wrong?
- Use the measures on Self-Assessment tab
- Does it fall into any of the following:
- Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD) characterised by excessive worry
- Social anxiety
- Obsessive compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Panic Disorder
- Health Anxiety (previously referred to as hypochondria)
- How long have you been experiencing difficulties?
- Have you sought help from your GP? – If so, what was the outcome?
- How do you feel about taking prescribed medication for depression and/or anxiety problems?
- Do you believe that talking about your problems can be helpful?
- Do you believe that you can change the way you think about and respond to situations that cause distress?
- Have you tried psychological therapies in the past and found it helpful?
Answering the above questions may help you to decide whether you want to try CBT to alleviate your problems.
If CBT is not suitable for you, or it does not sound like the right approach for you, there are other psychological therapy approaches available. These can be discussed during consultation or at assessment.