22 Feb How Can Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Help Me?
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) may be something you have heard about. However, you may be curious to know more about how CBT can help you. CBT explores practical ways to deal with current problems by changing the way you think and behave. CBT breaks down problems into five areas – situations, thoughts, emotions, physical feelings, and actions. Furthermore, these five areas all and have an effect on each other.
How Does Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Work?
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is a highly structured process where specific problems are identified and discussed. Together we’ll set goals for you, along with strategies for achieving these goals. Negative thought patterns are disrupted and turned into more positive thoughts. Therefore, leading to altered emotions. Therefore your behaviour, in response to these more positive thoughts and feelings, will result in an improved situation.
What Conditions Can Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Be Helpful?
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy can be very effective in the management of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). This is a distressing condition in which a person experiences unwanted and unpleasant thoughts (obsessions). These can lead to repetitive behaviour or thoughts (compulsions) associated with the obsessions.
CBT can also help deal with panic attacks, insomnia, and phobias, as well as problems related to alcohol misuse and eating disorders. Sometimes, for chronic health conditions such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), CBT can be a very effective therapy. Although the physical symptoms of these conditions can’t be cured with CBT, it can help people to cope better with the symptoms.
Consequently, I am qualified in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. CBT can be an effective therapy to use within my sessions. I use it in conjunction with the other therapies I am qualified in. Within a session, I use this therapy as and when I feel it is appropriate depending on the situation, at the present time in the therapy room.
If you would like to know more about CBT, contact me, Lorraine Grant, to discuss ways in which I can help you.
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