Julian Allason practices as a Cognitive Behavioural therapist in the City of London.
He also writes about luxury and adventure travel for the Financial Times How To Spend It magazine and contributes to other leading magazines in the UK and USA, including Condé Nast Traveller, House & Garden and Country Life.
CBT, or Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, is a talking therapy. It has been proven to help treat a wide range of emotional and physical health conditions in adults and young people. CBT looks at how we think about a situation and how this affects the way we act. In turn our actions can affect how we think and feel. The therapist and client work together in changing the client’s behaviours, or their thinking patterns, or both of these.
There is a great deal of research evidence to show that CBT works effectively in treating depression. This research has been carefully reviewed by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) which provides independent, evidence-based guidance for the NHS on the most effective ways to treat disease and ill health. CBT is recommended by NICE for the treatment of anxiety disorders.