CBT or Cognitive Behaviour Therapy is primarily a Talking Therapy. CBT is based on the way an individual thinks and feels and how this affects their behaviour. The point of CBT is to problem solve and the main objective is to help change the way a client thinks and behaves when faced with difficult situations.
During the CBT session you will address the worrisome thoughts you have in relation to current issues and together we determine whether or not these thoughts are realistic. If, during your conversations with me, it is deemed that your thoughts are unrealistic, you will learn skills that help you change your thinking patterns, so they are more accurate in respect of any given situation. Once your perspective is more realistic, I can help you determine the right course of action. It will be necessary for you to continue with some type of "home work" between sessions.
CBT is a present moment oriented Psychotherapy and it is therefore important for me to understand what is happening in your life now.
Our beliefs about the world are based on our interpretation of what is happening around us in our current lives. It is these beliefs that can cause distress and is responsible for irrational behaviour.
By working together, I can help you see things from another perspective which will affect your responses to circumstances.
Clients are encouraged to actively become involved in their own treatment plan. By doing so, it is easier for clients to understand how changes in their approach to everyday situations, can bring about more favourable outcomes and responses.