CBT is widely accepted by the NHS and BMA, as a proven approach to help people overcome fears and phobias, as well as a whole host of limiting behavioural issues such as stress and anxiety.
Very simply put Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a way of changing the way you think. This well established, scientific methodology is all about ‘reframing’ your thoughts – for example turning harmful, negative thinking patterns into helpful, positive statements. This extremely effective therapy has been fully backed by academic research, which shows that it can help people with a wide variety of problems, such as:
- Stress Management
- Alcohol dependence
- Low-self esteem
In some cases, such as mild depression or minor anxiety disorders, CBT can be so effective it is recommended in place of medication. However, most often it is used in conjunction with modern medication to provide a very helpful combination of treatments.
CBT in a little more depth
I work closely with my clients to identify and understand problems in terms of the relationship between thoughts, feelings and behaviour. What we think drives how we feel, which in turn drives how we behave. The sessions are inherently empowering in nature – enabling the client to tackle their problems by harnessing their own resources.
The acquisition and utilisation of such skills is seen as the main goal, and clients are actively encouraged by me to put their new skills into practice between therapy sessions. Thus in collaboration with myself, your self-confidence and belief grows as you see the positive results of your work…and more importantly you will be self empowered and not a slave to therapy. Of course I will be on hand to check-in with you and ensure the CBT techniques I teach you are having the desired result.