Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

CBT combines cognitive and behavioural therapies and looks at how your thoughts, emotions, physical symptoms and actions are interconnected. We all suffer from hearing that self-critical voice from time to time, but if you find yourself getting caught up in negative cycles of thinking and behaving, CBT can teach you the skills to identify and challenge these destructive patterns so you’re not as overwhelmed by them anymore. This is a practical, short-term type of therapy (usually around 6 sessions) and you may be given ‘homework’ to accelerate and feel fully engaged in the process in between sessions. Although originally developed to treat anxiety and depression, CBT is popular because of its ‘quick results’ and can be applied to a broad range of issues including; phobias, chronic fatigue/pain, bipolar disorder, insomnia, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), panic attacks, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and eating disorders.