What Is CBT?  

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Everything  you need to know about COGNITIVE BEHAVIOURAL THERAPY (CBT)

On this page, you will learn everything  you need to know about COGNITIVE BEHAVIOURAL THERAPY (CBT) including: –

 

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What is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy or CBT?

CBT is a form of therapy that examines how our thinking, attitudes, beliefs, and opinions are formed; how they affect our success, our lives, and feelings and how changing them impacts on our performance. The idea stems from both ancient and modern thinking in philosophy, science, psychology, and humanity. It is based on the idea that unproductive modes of thinking and behaviour that have been learned over a period of time can be identified and then modified so the client learns more appropriate and positive responses.

How does CBT work?

The success of CBT depends very much on the client’s participation in assignments devised by the therapist to take place outside the therapy room. These assignments can be anything that throws light on the ‘cognitions’ or help to adjust behaviour. Often they involve specific tasks that allow the client to gradually expose themselves to certain situations. Other common CBT techniques include challenging irrational beliefs, replacing them with alternative ones, thought-stopping exercises, assertiveness training, social skills training and relaxation techniques.

Can CBT help me?

CBT encourages a client to challenge beliefs that no longer serve them and adopt new attitudes that have more ‘possibility’. For example, fearful thoughts lead to upsetting feelings which then affect the mood and behaviour. If a person is unable to counter such thoughts with a more positive perspective a negative spiral ensues, restricting behaviour and reinforcing further fearful thoughts. CBT can help you to make sense of overwhelming problems by breaking them down into smaller parts. This makes it easier to see how they are connected and how they affect you.

What is the difference between Talking Therapy & CBT?

Talking therapy is a broad term that encompasses various psychological therapies where individuals talk with a therapist to explore and address their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.

CBT, or cognitive-behavioral therapy, on the other hand, is a specific type of talking therapy that focuses on identifying and changing negative patterns of thinking and behavior that contribute to emotional distress or problems in functioning. It is structured and goal-oriented, often involving homework assignments and practical strategies to challenge and reframe unhelpful thoughts and behaviors.

POSITIVE & POSSIBLE

“CBT examines how our thoughts and beliefs are shaped and created & how we can adopt new attitudes that have more ‘possibility’.”

What are the benefits of CBT?

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) offers several benefits, including:

1. Effective for Various Issues: CBT is proven to be effective for a range of mental health issues, such as anxiety, depression, and stress.

2. Focused on the Present: It emphasizes addressing current problems and finding practical solutions, making it particularly applicable to real-life situations.

3. Identifies Negative Thought Patterns: CBT helps you recognize and change negative thought patterns that contribute to distress or dysfunction.

4. Skills Development: It equips individuals with coping skills, problem-solving techniques, and strategies to manage emotions effectively.

5. Short-Term and Goal-Oriented: CBT is often more time-limited compared to some other therapeutic approaches, and it tends to focus on achieving specific, measurable goals.

6. Collaborative Approach: It involves active collaboration between the therapist and the individual, fostering a sense of empowerment and ownership in the therapeutic process.

7. Evidence-Based: CBT is supported by a substantial body of scientific research, demonstrating its efficacy in treating various psychological conditions.

8. Prevention of Relapse: CBT can help prevent the recurrence of symptoms by providing individuals with tools to manage challenges independently.

Overall, CBT is widely used and respected for its practical and results-oriented approach to improving mental well-being.

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Seeing an Online Therapist can be an effective and convenient alternative to traditional face-to-face therapy for many individuals.

Online Therapy Sessions can be particularly beneficial for clients who face barriers to accessing traditional in-person therapy, such as those living in remote areas, individuals with physical disabilities, or just those with busy schedules! Remote Appointments or Virtual Therapy Sessions can be just as effective as ‘face-to-face’ appointments and clients soon say that they forget that we’re not in the same room. 

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Whatever your situation. Now that Online Therapy is so simple there is no reason why you can’t access the help you need today. Having a Sofa Session from the comfort of your own couch also means you can save time and travel expenses and it doesn’t matter where in the world you are located. We can still see each other for an appointment. 

All you need is a private space, a good broadband connection, and a comfortable chair and we are good to go!

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“Our conscious mind can only process about 10-20 pieces of information at any one time whereas our subconscious mind can be aware of millions of things…”

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If like so many of us, you are unsure of what kind of support might work best for you, then an integrative treatment plan could be exactly what you’ve been looking for. Each session is tailored to the individual’s own unique needs, using a combination of techniques, so you can rest assured that you are getting the best treatment, created especially for you...

Hypnotherapy works with the unconscious mind to facilitate change and release unwanted habits and old beliefs. It's also incredibly gentle and soothing for the soul!

Transformational Coaching helps you release blocks to success, ramp up your self--confidence and motivate you to achieve your dreams.

NLP & CBT incorporate useful tools and techniques to help you understand how your thoughts & beliefs are formed and importantly how to change them.

Talking therapy gives you a safe space to explore any issues or anxieties  and bring them out into the open so they can be healed, transformed and released.

Guided meditation and mindfulness help restore your inner balance,  calm your senses, and centre your  core allowing you to be more present. 

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