Psynamo Group Professional Mental Health Practice

Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy for Children and Adolescents  
   
 What is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)?  
   

 CBT is an empirically validated, structured and short-term form of psychotherapy that helps a person to change unhelpful or unhealthy thinking habits, feelings and behaviours. CBT helps children and adolescents recognise and label their emotions, and examine the thoughts and beliefs connected to their moods, behaviours, physical experiences, and life events. Studies have demonstrated its effectiveness with a variety of emotional and behavioural difficulties in chidlren and adolescents.

CBT at Psynamo focuses on skills development and practical take-home strategies that can produce cognitive change - midofication in the child or adolescent's thinking and belief system - to bring about enduring and behavioural change.

 
   

 What can it help?

 
  
 CBT is suitable to treat a range of emotional and behavioural difficulties including:  
         • Anxiety  
         •Depression  
         •Anger Management
         •Behavioural Management
         •Stress Management
         •Eating Disorders
         •Drug & Alcohol Misuse
         •Adjustment Issues
         •School Refusal
         •Relationship & Communication Difficulties
         •Social Skills Development
         •Study Skills
         •Problem Solving Skills
         •Medical Conditions with a Psychological Component

   

What age is suitable?
 
Children and Adolescents from age 7 years and older, depending on maturity. This will be deteremined during the initial consultation with the psychologist.

  

How Long is Therapy?
 
Therapy could last to from five (5) to 20 sessions depending on the presenting conern(s). In some cases, you can expect to see an improvement in just a few weeks; however, it might take longer.

For more information and to determine if your child or adolescent is suitable for CBT please contact us at Psynamo.