If becoming anxious or depressed could simply be overcome by will-power, then life would be different….and it is not, of course. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) is an approach that can help you make sense of overwhelming problems by breaking them down into smaller parts. In particular, it seeks to help you understand and challenge the thoughts, bodily feelings, emotions, behaviours and context in which your issue(s) exist.
Specifically CBT helps you to understand the relationship between the thoughts, feelings and behaviours that are causing you difficulties. This is done through exploring your current situation in detail.
Gaining an understanding of how your reactions in any given situation will enable you to make new choices and introduce more useful ways of thinking and behaving to help you move forward.
CBT places importance on practicing new behaviours, therefore homework may be used in between sessions to help you do this.
Group sessions are available
CBT is most often used to treat anxiety-related disorders and depression. However, it can also be used to assist you with the following issues:
- panic disorder
- eating disorders
- anger issues
- sleep problems
- chronic pain
I am very happy to discuss any questions you may have about how Cognitive Behavioural Therapy can help you.