CBT: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
If you want to change the way you think and behave, CBT can be really helpful.
I am an integrative counsellor. This means that I draw on tools from various approaches, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
If you are interested in CBT, let me know. We can combine talking therapy with CBT-based workbooks for you to complete in your own time. We can then reflect in session on how you’re getting on. And we’ll also explore the wider background to the difficulties you are facing.
Each workbook consists of a number of modules, which you can complete gradually over a period of weeks. This will give you time to consolidate your learning. It will also give us time to discuss the changes you are making, and any blocks you’re coming up against.
How Does CBT Work?
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is based around two central ideas. The first is that your thoughts, feelings and actions are all connected. And the second is that you might have become trapped in a vicious cycle that feels controlled by your thoughts and feelings.
In this way you can change any unhelpful patterns you have developed. It is a practical approach, teaching you how to look for ways in which you can improve your state of mind on a daily basis. It is focused on what you are going through right now, and what you can do about it.
Areas CBT Can Help With
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy can be particularly helpful if your goals for therapy include any of the following:
- becoming more assertive
- managing your mood or recovering from depression
- becoming less self-critical, or more compassionate towards yourself and others
- overcoming health anxiety
- improving your self-esteem
- developing a healthier relationship with food
- coping with panic attacks
- becoming less hard on yourself/perfectionist
- procrastinating less
- overcoming social anxiety
- worrying less, or feeling less anxious
What To Do Next
If you’re interested in finding out more about how an integrative approach combining talking therapy with CBT can help you, please get in touch.