What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and how can it help me?

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is a type of psychotherapy that looks at;

  • How you think about yourself, the world and other people
  • How what you do affects your feelings and thoughts

By making links between what we do, think and feel, CBT can help us make changes in the way we think (Cognitive) and the way we act (Behavioral).  An example of this can be seen below

CBT suggests that it is not the event, which causes our emotions, but how we interpret that event . CBT can help you to break these vicious cycles of  negative thinking, feelings and behavior.

CBT can assist you in overcoming a wide range of issues, which can lead to emotional distress such as:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
  • Low self esteem
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Panic Disorder
  • Phobias
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Social Anxiety 

At times we can all struggle with difficult emotions. CBT can provide skills in order that you can explore, understand and achieve realistic goals. If our distress is unexplored, cycles of Depression and Anxiety can develop and become an everyday experience. By providing a reflective, safe and non judgmental space within which we can collaboratively explore current or past difficulties, challenges, stress and behaviors that are impacting on the quality of your everyday life, patterns of behavior or relationships.

By gaining an understanding of our thoughts, behavior, feelings and anxiety in particular situations enables the achievement of your goals. I will support you throughout your exploration, providing an understanding enabling change by finding your strengths and ability to change.