What is CBT

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy helps you become more objective, helps you to see the bigger picture. CBT will help you look at, and re-address the way you think, which will in turn affects the way you feel emotionally, and then how you behave. CBT when applied, leads to a happier, contented, calm yet driven life. CBT helps you understand where your comfort zone is and why it's important to step out of it, how change promotes growth.

  • Cognitive - relates to your thinking process, your reasoning and thoughts
  • Behavioural - relates to what you do or avoid doing
  • Therapy - relates to a methodical approach to dealing with your issue/problem.

CBT can be used to help deal with and eliminate depression, anxiety, drug or alcohol misuse, OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder), anger management, PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder), pain management, low self-esteem, panic attacks, the breakdown of relationships, social-anxiety, stress management, motivation, relaxation, grief/loss and many other dilapidating issues/problems. 

Rational Emotive Behaviour was developed and used by Ellis in the 1950's. He believed that it was not the incident that upsets us, but rather the beliefs we hold regarding the incident itself. Ellis invented the ABC model, he said that 'C' occurs due to 'B' and not the actual event/situation, 'A'.

Beck (1960's) had a similar approach to Ellis, he spent a lot of time focusing on people with depression and he discovered that his clients would have recurring negative thoughts/ Whilst they continued with these thoughts and their belief in them, their depression continued. Beck believed that if a person changes the way they

think and their thought process, then this would have a positive impact on both their emotions and behaviours.

  • How are you managing with stress? Does the stress you feel from work creep into your personal life and vise versa?
  • Do you suffer with depression? Is it difficult to see 'the light at the end of the tunnel'?
  • Is your anxiety causing you difficulties at work, with your social life? Is it stunting your achievement?
  • Do you have a poor self image? How do you handle criticism? Do you have low self-confidence and a lack of motivation?
  • Is your positivity lacking? Do you struggle to see the bigger picture? Do you catastrophize?

CBT enables you to change the way you think, how you look at yourself and how you give you thoughts better perspective, and find lasting strategies and coping mechanisms so you can live life to the max and make the most of who you are.

"Men are disturbed not by things, but by the view which they take of them" ............Epictetus