Cognitive behaviour therapy is one of today's most effective forms of psychotherapy. "Cognitive" refers to what we think and how we think. As counsellors we believe that emphasise should be placed on understanding the thoughts, beliefs and behaviours that are connected with our clients moods, physical experiences and events in our lives. The central idea in CBT is that your thoughts about an event or experience powerfully affect your emotional, behavioural and physical responses to the event or experience.
I am here to help you to identify and understand the connections among your thoughts, moods, behaviours and physical reactions in everyday situations as well as during major events in your life. You will learn to think about yourself and situations in more helpful ways and to change the thinking patterns and behaviours that keep you stuck in distressing moods and relationships. You will discover how to make changes in your life when your thoughts alert you to problems that need to be solved. Finally these changes will help you feel happier, calmer, more confident and help you create and enjoy more positive relationships. The skills that you learn will also help you with stress, alcohol and drug use; eating issues. relationship struggles, low self-esteem and more.
The more time that you spend practicing these skills the more benefit you will receive.