Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
CBT can help you to discover how your thoughts affect how you feel and respond in various situations.
what you think affects how you feel
What is CBT?
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is a way of addressing problems or issues by helping you to change thinking and behaviour patterns that may have become unhelpful. It is based on the concept that how we think affects our emotions and how we respond to different situations.
CBT is a solution focused therapy which is usually about working in the here and now. However, psychological or emotional issues can occur at any stage of life and therefore, it is also important to build a good knowledge of past events and experiences that may have influenced the way you think, feel and behave.
CBT can help you to make sense of overwhelming issues by separating them into smaller parts, making it easier to understand how they are connected and how they affect you.
Working together, we will explore the relationship between your thoughts, emotions and behaviours. This will enable us to build an understanding of what is causing the problem or issue.
CBT is a collaborative process where you play an active part in therapy. You may be asked to carry out ‘homework’ between sessions, such as completing a task to test old or faulty assumptions which may be contributing to the problem.
As we progress through therapy, you will develop a range of strategies to help you overcome the problem and feel more in control of daily life. The focus is on enabling you to be your own therapist so that you can continue to use the skills when you need them.
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Free Initial Consultation
If you have any questions or are unsure whether therapy is right for you, I offer a 20 minute online free initial consultation via Zoom. This is an opportunity for us to meet, discuss what you’d like to change and how we can work together. I’ll also explain the face to face or online therapy options and we’ll talk about the number of sessions you might need.