Acronyms

Cognitive Behaviour Therapist (CBT)

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy is a talking therapy which focuses on the ‘here and now’. It helps change unhelpful patterns of thinking and behaviour which are behind your difficulties. It is based on scientific principles which research has shown to be effective for a wide range of problems. Clients and therapists work together to identify and understand problems and the relationship between thoughts, feelings and behaviour. This is a short-term and goal orientated approach.

Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)

Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing therapy (EMDR) is a style of therapy which has been shown to be particularly effective for people who have experienced trauma and are suffering with nightmares, intrusive thoughts and high levels of anxiety associated with a terrifying experience. This processing technique can bring quick and lasting relief for many types of emotional distress and uses a natural function of the body, Rapid Eye Movement (REM), as its basis.