Group CBT

How CBT therapy can help with stress, anxiety, depression, and other difficulties

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is based on the premise that the way we think about a situation affects how we act. In turn, our actions can affect how we think and feel. It follows, therefore, that if we are to overcome difficulties such as stress, anxiety and depression then it is necessary to change both the act of thinking (i.e. our cognitions) and our behaviour, at the same time.

CBT is a very well established and effective form of therapy, and the psychologists at Vivamus have all been extensively trained in its theory and application.

All of our cognitive behavioural therapy techniques are carefully tailored to the particular difficulties, and are equally effective for individual and also group therapy.

If we are working in groups, the sessions are usually facilitated by two registered psychologists. The length, duration and size of the group are tailored to suit the needs of the individuals in the group and of the referrer, although groups are usually weekly, lasting for an hour and a half and consisting of between six and eight individuals.

The types of CBT groups include treatment and therapy for:

  • stress management
  • depression
  • the effects of redundancy
  • anxiety

Handouts and materials are provided by our psychologists, who will also evaluate and audit the groups and if necessary (and, as always, respecting confidentiality) provide the outcomes of the group programme in a detailed report to the referrer.

Your complete confidentiality will of course be respected at all times.


All Vivamus psychologists are registered with the Health Care and Professions Council and hold a practising certificate through the British Psychological Society and are bound by the society’s code of conduct and ethical principles.

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