Alison Triste, BABCP Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist (CBT) in Bolton

alison-birdsall-cbt-therapistHere you will find a dedicated Cognitive Behavioural Therapist in Bolton, who will support you to achieve your treatment goals. Offering effective evidence based therapy.

Knowledge is power and we want to enable you to be your own therapist by giving you insight into how to manage your emotions long term for yourself.

We want to help you to fight against uncomfortable emotions to enable you to function and in addition draw on positive psychology to build resilience and insight into what makes you happy.

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  • What is CBT?

    What is CBT?

    CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) can help you to change how you think and what you do to enable you to feel better. CBT is based on feelings you are having now and what is maintaining them. Anxiety, low mood or anger can be maintained by unhelpful behaviours like avoidance and unhelpful thinking styles like all or nothing thinking.
  • CBT is a Structured Therapy

    CBT is a Structured Therapy

    A typical treatment plan would look like this with each session having an agenda that is set collaboratively. This is to enable you to prioritise what you want to discuss and also to stay focussed so skills are learnt to enable you to meet your goals.
  • How CBT Works

    How CBT Works

    CBT works by taking a specific situation where you have experienced a negative mood and breaking it down into thoughts and physical feelings and how you act in that situation. Gaining insight into how these parts are interrelated and effect each other allow us to change to make us feel better. The purpose of CBT is to provide you with skills that will enable you to manage how you feel.
  • Who Can Benefit from CBT?

    Who Can Benefit from CBT?

    The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) recommends CBT as the therapy of choice for anxiety , depression and other conditions in children, adolescents and adults. There is extensive evidence on effectiveness of CBT for a variety of conditions.