I work with a lot of people who have had CBT and it usually helps to some extent. It’s a very practical therapy and will teach you tools and techniques to manage your everyday situation better. But it doesn’t really help you understand your history, and, although you can learn to change your thoughts and behaviours, often that doesn’t change how you feel deep down, where you are holding old sadness and fear. I use CBT as part of the way I work so we would revisit what you learned in previous sessions, but we would also explore your past, where you may have picked up hurts you’re still carrying, talk about how those affect you and see how we can help you lay them to rest. Often people say they talk with me about things that never came up in CBT and those may be the things that need addressing.