Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (or CBT) can help you to identify and solve any difficulties you are facing in your life. In CBT, your Therapist will help you to recognise unhelpful patterns of thinking and behaviour that may be holding you back. They will then introduce you to a range of techniques for you to try, which might help you to change these patterns.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is particularly helpful in helping with anxiety, panic, depression, phobias, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), low self-esteem, disturbed sleep patterns and anger.
Sessions are 50 minutes long and are usually delivered by zoom. If you need a face-to-face appointment, please let us know.
You will agree goals with your Therapist and you might be encouraged to keep notes and to complete agreed homework tasks. Homework might include tasks like: keeping a record or diary of certain patterns of thinking or behaving; researching information to help you make choices; practising different styles of communication; or trying out different behaviours in certain situations. You will not be asked to do anything that you do not feel ready to do.
Although CBT concentrates on the here and now, you might also be asked to discuss your past experiences in order to understand their impact on current patterns of thinking and/or behaving.
How many sessions you will need will depend on your particular circumstances, but we typically start with the expectation that you will have 6 sessions. We can review this with you as the therapy progresses.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy costs £60 per session, unless you live in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire or Moray and are on benefits or a low income. If you live in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire or Moray and you are on benefits or a low income, Avenue can offer Cognitive Behavioural Therapy at a concessionary rate. Please contact our Service Administration team for more information.
We also ask that you consider making a donation to Avenue. Avenue is a charity and we work hard to keep our fees as low as we can so that anyone who needs our support can access our services. Any donation you can make will help us to ensure that we can get help to the people who need it most. Please be aware that we can only offer Cognitive Behavioural Therapy to people who live in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire or Moray.
Please be aware that we can only offer Cognitive Behavioural Therapy to people who live in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire or Moray.
We are able to offer reduced cost therapy thanks to the support of a range of funders, including: National Lottery Awards for All, Aberdeen City Health and Social Care Partnership, Aberdeenshire Council, Budge Foundation, CNOOC International Community Fund, Moray Council and the Scottish Government.
If you would like more information, or would like to refer yourself or someone you know to CBT, please call our Service Administration team on 01224 587571, or email us
Our online referral forms can be completed here