Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy is brief, individual 12-week goal focused therapy

It is is time limited, has clear focused goals and it is a collaborative process between the young person and the therapist. It includes specific assignments for the young person between sessions.

CBT can help with many childhood mental health disorders such as:

  • Anxiety disorders (including separation anxiety, generalised anxiety and panic disorder)
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Behaviour difficulties
  • ADHD
  • Impact of trauma and post-traumatic stress
  • Low self-esteem
  • Examination anxiety and stress
  • Sleep disorders
  • School Refusal

CBT for Transitions (Brief, individual 6-12-week goal focused therapy)

CBT can be used to support the young person to successfully manage transitions such as those to secondary school or college. At NCA, learners who are in the process of transitioning to a different setting, perhaps for reintegration, will engage in programme of CBT tailored to their needs and to the uniqueness of their situation.
Specific goals and any obstacles to achieving these goals, will be identified and worked through in the therapeutic relationship.
Supported visit to their new school or college may be arranged and additional support will also be facilitated as part of the transition plan, whilst parents and carers will also work collaboratively with the therapist to find ways to better support the young person.

The principal and leadership team, well supported by the Orchard Hill College and Academy Trust, have provided strong leadership, which has had a positive impact on the school’s effectiveness. As a result, there have been improvements in all areas, most noticeably in pupils’ behaviour and attitudes, the curriculum and in the wider opportunities for pupils.

Ofsted, February 2019

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