We are both specialist in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, CBT. Dr. Abascal was trained at KBT-Centrum Uppsala, Sweden and Dr. Rochester was trained at FoUU, Danderyd Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is a talking therapy that helps you manage your problems by changing the way you think and behave. CBT analyzes the way our thoughts, feelings and behaviors are related to each other. The therapy is based on a strategy where the patient is active and has to think about and define an emotional situation that produces symptoms, suffering or disfunction. We then, together, side by side, study the thoughts, feelings, actions and results to see how the situation could have been handled in an alternative way.
The main focus in Cognitive Therapy are the thoughts that leads to certain negative emotions and dysfunctional behaviours while the main focus of Behavioral Therapy are the behaviours that later on produces suffering. In CBT we work both with the thoughts and the behaviour.
CBT has been proven effective in depression, anxiety disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder, PTSD, phobias, eating disorders and somatic symptoms such as irritable bowel syndrome, chronic fatigue syndrome and tinnitus.