COGNITIVE BEHAVIOURAL THERAPY (CBT) COUNSELLING


Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy is an action-oriented form of psychosocial therapy that assumes that maladaptive, or faulty, thinking patterns cause maladaptive behaviour and "negative" emotions. (Maladaptive behaviour is behaviour that is counter-productive or interferes with everyday living.) This approach focuses on changing an individual's thoughts (cognitive patterns) in order to change their behaviour and emotional state of mind. The way we think about situations affects the way we feel and behave. If we view a situation negatively, we may experience negative emotions and feelings which lead us to behave in an unhelpful way. As a counsellor, I will help you identify and challenge any negative thought processes you hold to change the way you deal with future situations in a much healthier and positive way. CBT can be helpful issues like; depression, anxiety, stress, phobias, obsessions, eating disorders and managing long term conditions and relationships.