Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is a talking therapy, it focuses on how your thoughts affect the way you feel and behave. CBT has been clinically proven to to be effective in treating common concerns such as depression, OCD, generalised anxiety and phobias.
There are helpful and unhelpful ways of looking at a particular situation, determined by the way we think. For example: If you are not offered a job you really desired, you might think you have failed and that your not capable of being in that role. This could lead to you feeling hopeless, depressed and stop you from applying for new jobs. You might distance yourself away from friends due to the embarrassment. You become stuck in a negative cycle, sitting at home not applying for jobs and feel bad about yourself. But rather than accept this way of thinking you could accept that many people do not get offered their desired job, learn from this experience, move on and feel optimistic about the future. This optimism could help you start applying for other jobs and enable you to keep socialising.
This is a simplified example, although illastrates how certain thoughts, impact how you feel and affect what you do. As a result traps you in a negative cycle that can create new situations that make you feel worst about yourself.
You do not always realise that you are in a negative cycle and once you do, trying to get out of it may be difficult. However, CBT can help! HA Therapy will work with you to explore, understand and change your thought patterns and behaviours. During each session HA Therapy will work collobaritively with you ensuring you achieve your goal and aspiration.
CBT session usually run weekly, with each session lasting up to an hour.
CBT can be offered for the following concerns:
Depression / Low mood
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder(OCD)
Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)
Post Traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
Contact below if your concern is not listed.