Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

CBT can help to change the way people think (Cognitive) and what they do (Behaviour).  Unlike some therapies, the focus is on the “here and now” problems instead of historic difficulties and looks for ways to improve the current state of mind.

CBT has been shown to help with many different types of problems. These include: anxiety, depression, panic, phobias (including agoraphobia and social phobia), stress, bulimia, obsessive compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, bipolar disorder and psychosis. CBT may also help with low self-esteem, or anger difficulties.

CBT is designed to assist in making sense of overwhelming problems by condensing them into smaller issues.  By doing this it makes it easier to see the connection and the affects.  It could be a difficult situation, problem or event.  From this can follow: thoughts, emotions, physical feelings, actions; each of these areas can affect others.

The way we think about our problems can impact on our emotional and physical feelings and can alter our capacity to deal with such issues successfully.  There are resourceful and unresourceful ways of reacting to most situations, which can depend greatly on the way we think about them.