Depression sufferers have an overall negative view of themselves, the world outside them, and what is likely to happen to them in the future. These beliefs are called ‘thinking errors’.
CBT was developed by Aaron T. Beck in the 1960’s to lessen the symptoms associated with depression. By first identifying these thinking errors and then standing back in the position of observer to reality test these negative thoughts as hypotheses, rather than accepting them as facts. Then alternative ways of thinking can be substituted for the original negative automatic thoughts which are more balanced, and reflect the persons experience more accurately.
As an information processing model clients are shown that it is not what they experience but how they interpret it which determines how they are. CBT in the treatment of depression has statistically proven to change brain chemistry without medication, and is endorsed right across the board from within the NHS and throughout the private sector.
As an ex-athlete I’ve always advocated the benefits of keeping in shape physically, but it’s just as important to look after your mental wellbeing. Book a session with Wendy, she’s the person to help you look after your brain just as you would your body.
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It’s great to have a leading psychotherapist such as Wendy in the Cheshire area, outside of her Harley Street practice. After publicly raising awareness of mental health issues and myself recovering from depression, I know how immensely life-changing expert intervention can be.
Retired ex-professional football who played for Bury, Wigan, Stoke, Preston, Norwich, Leicester and Brighton during a 14 year career. After leaving professional football, Jason battled depression and recovered with the help of therapy and family support.