Your therapist should explain to you that you are having CBT, what it means and the plans they have for your treatment. If you were referred for CBT by a mental health team, you might also need to check in with them occasionally about how you are finding
If you and your doctor agree CBT is the right therapy for you, you’ll be expected to meet with your therapist regularly and to practise some of the skills you learn in CBT in your spare time. Your parents or carers might be involved with your therapy
if it is felt that it will help you.
To help your therapist to understand your specific challenges, you will be asked to complete some questionnaires or worksheets. You might have to do this a few times throughout your treatment so that your therapist can see how you’re doing.
Your views and feelings are very important, so your therapist should work with you regularly to understand how you’re progressing and how you feel about the treatment.
After your sessions you will be given ‘homework’ so that you can practise some of the skills you have learnt. You may be given worksheets to help remind you of what you need to do.