The Covent Garden CBT Practice

Rational Emotive and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

What is REBT/CBT?

Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT) originated by Dr Albert Ellis in 1955, along with other Cognitive Behaviour Therapies are brief forms of psychotherapy. They are based on the premise that our emotional problems, for instance: anxiety, depression, anger etc. are determined less by the events that happen to us than by the views we hold about those events.

For example, if you are anxious about having to speak in public the REBT analysis of the problem would be that your anxiety derives from the belief that, "I must give a good speech, if I mess up then I'll look really stupid. Why am I so useless?"

Unlike conventional psychotherapy which can be an open-ended commitment often spanning years, REBT/CBT is usually effective within 6-16 sessions - depending on the nature of the presenting problems. In these sessions we work together to develop a shared understanding of those problems and how they are adversely affecting your mood and ability to function. We then collaborate closely to create the most effective and rapid therapeutic process, developing a treatment plan with specific goals in mind so that you can clearly identify your achievements as you progress.

The skills that you learn during your therapy - with continual practice - will empower you to make greater use of your potential and stand you in good stead in attaining your objectives. In short, you can change your life.