Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Young People

The Apple Tree Centre specialises in providing creative, developmentally appropriate therapy which is not time limited. Many of our young people’s therapists use elements of CBT in their work but we do not offer CBT as a standalone therapy. This is because our experience and some wider research indicates that the approach has a more lasting impact when it is integrated with age-appropriate creative, person centred and psychodynamic models of therapy.

CBT looks at how we think about a situation and how this affects the way we act.  In turn our actions can affect how we think and feel. The therapist and young person work together in changing the young person’s behaviours, or their thinking patterns, or both of these.