CBT - What is it - and how can it help you?
Hello, I’m Katie.
I’m a CBT counsellor with many years’ experience (COSCA trained) in helping people suffering from those emotional difficulty that impinge on our daily life and potential happiness.
Stress, anxiety, panic attacks, phobias, eating disorders and sleep problems can all be successfully alleviated through CBT.
What is CBT and how does CBT differ from other psychotherapies?
If you’ve had counselling before but found it to be not hugely successful it’s very possible CBT could be for you. Scientifically proven* and widely-respected, it is a method of tackling seemingly overwhelming emotional difficulties by stopping negative thought cycles.
CBT teaches you not how to change the situation you’re in (it’s possible the situation can’t be changed anyway) but how to change the way you react to it, think about it and deal with it.
CBT is based on the concept that your thoughts, feelings, physical sensations and actions are interconnected, and that negative thoughts and feelings can trap you in a vicious cycle.
CBT aims to help you deal with overwhelming problems in a more positive way by breaking them down into smaller parts. You're shown how to change these negative patterns to improve the way you feel and to develop your coping mechanisms.
Unlike some other “talking treatments”, CBT deals with your current problems, rather than focusing on issues from your past. It looks for practical ways to improve your state of mind on a daily basis.
Usually a short-term course (generally only six weeks) of CBT is all you need to help you get to a point where you can achieve these changes on your own and tackle problems without the help of a therapist. Because you have learnt it and you have understood it.
The first one-hour session, being a sort of try-it-and-see, is only £20.
Why not give it a try? It could change your life.
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