COGNITIVE BEHAVIOURAL THERAPY

The famous philosopher Epictetus said, “It is not the things of this world that hurt us but what we think about them.

In essence: You feel the way you think, so the CBT Therapist aims to help change the way you think & perceive so that you can feel and act differently.

 

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) addresses the ways individuals think & perceive (cognitive), and  behave & react (behaviour). Once this has been addressed, the CBT Therapist then helps the individual to utilise this knowledge (behavioural, emotional and social) by unlocking and releasing the individual’s potential to bring about positive changes in their lives by focusing on presenting issues and offering more balanced and focused ways of looking at, addressing and handling matters, thus bringing about a more positive outcome. It’s also a powerful tool used for problem solving and dispelling negative thought patterns and creating new thought patterns.

It offers sufferers of panic disorders and many other similar ailments, the solution of learning, by practice and repetition, new ways of dealing with difficult situations and anxieties. It teaches and empowers the individual to calm the mind and body, to feel more positive, to have clearer thought patterns, and make improved and more rational decisions in their life.

A brief list of common issues that CBT can address

  • Abandonment issues,
  • Addiction,
  • Anger Management,
  • Anxiety,
  • Body Dysmorphic Disorder or Syndrome – (BDD),
  • Chronic and Acute Pain Management,
  • Chronic Fatigue Disorder,
  • Depression,
  • Eating Disorders,
  • “Free-floating” Fear,
  • Interrelationship Issues,
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder – (OCD),
  • Obsessions,
  • Panic Attacks,
  • Panic Disorders,
  • Poor Self-Esteem,
  • Minor Personality Disorders,
  • Phobias,
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder – (PTSD),
  • Self-Harming,
  • Social Phobias,
  • Some Medical Conditions,
  • Substance Misuse.

One of the greatest advantages of CBT as a therapeutic intervention is that its duration is frequently short, taking four to seven months for most emotional issues, which is far shorter than the majority of psychological therapeutic interventions. 

Clients usually attend a one hour-long session per week.