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Let's Talk About CBT

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy: what it is, what it's not and how it can be useful.


Mar 29, 2020

Note: This episode was recorded before government guidance on restricting travel due to coronavirus.

We all experience ups and downs in mood, but what happens when the highs are so high and the lows are so low that it really interferes with your life? In this episode we hear from Cate Catmore and Professor Steven Jones...

Feb 27, 2020

Photo by leanncaptures on UnsplashImagine being asked to give up the most effective strategy you have for coping with stressful situations... this is often what it can feel like to people trying to give up self-harm. 

In this episode, Dr Lucy Maddox talks to Jane, who first used self-harm when she was 14, and Dr Lucy Taylor, who works with young people...

Jan 31, 2020

Photo by Jonathan Hoxmark on UnsplashStriving for achievement has got to be a good thing, right? But what if it starts to get in the way of our happiness? What if the standards we hold ourselves to are unattainable or unrealistic? What if we feel like we'll never measure up? 

In this episode, Sam and Professor Roz Shafran speak to Dr Lucy Maddox about CBT...

Nov 19, 2019

Photo by Gregory Pappas on UnsplashHow can a talking therapy help with a problem that feels as physical as chronic fatigue syndrome? 

Ben Adams talks to Dr Lucy Maddox about overcoming his initial scepticism about CBT and why he's glad he did. Professor Trudie Chalder explains the ideas that cognitive behavioural therapy for chronic fatigue syndrome is...

Sep 24, 2019

Photo by Paula Sotomayor on UnsplashHow do you talk about something in therapy when all you want to do is avoid thinking about it? And why might it help to be able to tackle it? 

Nick Gilbert talks to Dr Lucy Maddox about how he sought help for post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and his therapist, Dr Jen Wild, explains the theory behind the treatment,...