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  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for Diabetes

    What do we offer?

    One to one CBT therapy for people with Diabetes.

    Who is it for?

    Adults with type 1 or type 2 diabetes who are experiencing low mood or anxiety linked to having diabetes, or whose low mood or anxiety is getting in the way of managing their diabetes well.

    What does it involve?

    Weekly 1:1 sessions of CBT for 10-12 weeks based at the Beckenham Beacon Hospital. You will be asked to practice new skills in between sessions. Where helpful, we may work in partnership with your diabetes health care professionals.

    How do I access this treatment?

    You can refer to Talk together Bromley and state that you are interested in accessing the CBT for Diabetes clinic. You can either do so by filling out our self-referral form, by calling us on 0300 003 3000 or by asking your GP or other health professionals to refer you. Your Diabetes health professional may be able to make this referral for you.

    You will be assessed by one of our therapists, usually through a telephone assessment to confirm that this treatment is the most helpful option for you.

    Will it be help me in managing my diabetes, low mood and anxiety?

    CBT for people who have depression and anxiety relating to their diabetes has been shown to help alleviate depression and anxiety symptoms and also improve Diabetes management e.g., stable blood glucose readings. CBT aims to help patients understand how their diabetes is affecting their mood and vice versa, and help them learn CBT tools and techniques to manage their mood, thoughts and behaviours, as well as aspects of their Diabetes care.