Cognitive Emotional Behavioural Therapy (CEBT)

Cognitive Emotional Behavioural Therapy (CEBT)

Cognitive Emotional Behavioural Therapy, often referred to as CEBT, is a relatively new therapy developed specifically to help people who struggle with the experience and expression of their emotions.

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It was initially developed by Dr Emma Gray (nee Corstorphine) for individuals suffering from Eating Disorders but has since been used to help people experiencing a whole range of problems relating to the experience and expression of emotions including Anxiety, Depression, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Low Self Esteem and Anger problems.

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How Does CEBT Work?

CEBT combines aspects of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) and is frequently used as a ‘pre-treatment’ to prepare individuals for the often emotionally challenging experience of therapy.  The core components of Cognitive Emotional Behavioural Therapy include education about emotions and their function, techniques to increase awareness of emotions and confidence in dealing with them, motivation to change long standing and unhelpful ways of dealing with emotions and strategies to restructure beliefs about the experience and expression of emotions.

What the Research into Cognitive Emotional Behavioural Therapy Says

Psychologists at The Harley Psychology & Therapy Group have found that using this therapy in the early stages of a counselling programme equips patients with an understanding of their emotions and a range of technique for dealing with them that reduces stress levels during treatment thus improving overall outcome. 

More Reading on this Subject

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Recommended Reading:

Cognitive Emotional Behavioural Therapy for the eating disorders: working with beliefs about emotions. By Emma Gray (nee Corstorphine)


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