Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy is highly effective for people experiencing stress, anxiety, pain, or depression. CBT explores how our cognitions, emotions and behaviours interact together and can be used to support people with a wide range of mental health concerns.
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy focuses on the following:
- Cognition: how we think
- Emotion: how we feel
- Behaviour: how we act as a result of the interaction of the above
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy can assist in the process of developing insight into how and why the interaction of our cognitions and behaviours can lead to us experiencing negative changes in mood, stress and energy levels. It is important to understand this interaction as often the negative behaviours that result can reinforce unhelpful thinking and therefore maintain psychological distress.
What’s involved in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy?
Using this extensively researched and effective therapeutic approach, our practitioners will work collaboratively with you to clearly define the issues you are facing and explore the change you want to achieve. Significantly, you are supported to identify, observe and monitor thoughts and develop tools that aid in the process of challenging and restructuring negative and unhelpful thoughts and changing behavioural responses.
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy can be useful for the following:
- Confidence issues
- Low Mood or depression
- Facing illness
- Coping with loss
- Working in a high-stress job
- Suffering from shyness
- Struggling with low self-esteem
- Trying to lose weight
- Setting and achieving goals
- Quitting smoking
- Coping with trauma
- Disturbances with eating patterns
- Preparing for the biggest challenge of your life
- Enhancing performance
- Just wanting to be happier, healthier, and more fulfilled
Our preference is to speak with you because that helps us pair you with the most appropriate psychologist while avoiding a number of emails going back and forth. However, we are happy to communicate with you using either method. And for your convenience, we are here in person after hours until 9pm Monday to Thursday, and on Saturday until 2pm. We look forward to hearing from you.