Self-assessment

It can be hard to describe your problems. There are some forms below that help to measure symptoms that are typical of common mental health problems.

These are NOT diagnostic tools and should be used with caution. They do not always allow full understanding of your current problems or experience of difficult emotions.

When enquiring about CBT they can give you a stating-point to build on. It is the therapist’s job to make sense of your problems and formulate them within a CBT model to aid your understanding.

Common measuring scales

PHQ-9 – used to measure 9 common symptoms of major depression

GAD-7 – used to measure 7 common symptoms of general anxiety and worry

Other measuring scales associated with specific anxiety disorders are listed below:

Obsessive Compulsive Inventory (OCI)

Impact of Events (IOE) for experience of trauma

Social Phobia Inventory (SPIN)