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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) looks at the interaction between thoughts, feelings and behaviours.

If we have ways of experiencing the world that lead us into problems with colleagues, relationship difficulties, or traps us with negative thoughts about ourselves, it may be worth trying to explore what’s going on.
For example, imagine arriving at work and someone doesn’t return your friendly, ‘Morning’, and walks straight past you. Your reaction might be to think, ‘What have I done wrong?’ or ‘Why doesn’t he like me?’ or even, ‘What’s his problem? I’ll never speak to him again!’ responses that might be categorised as anxious or angry. Or, your response might be more along the lines of ‘He’s got a lot on his mind. I’ll give him a call later and ask him what it’s about’.
The first set of responses are clearly damaging in terms of social confidence, or relationships. However, notice that these three very different responses are all to the same experience. The explanation may lie in how we experience the world, and in particular the motivations and attitudes of other people. CBT aims to understand these patterns, link them to thoughts we might have about ourselves, our self-esteem etc, and find new and better ways forward. It is highly collaborative, you working with your therapist to see where the best gains can be made for you.

How we can help

  • Agoraphobia

  • Alcohol issues

  • Anger management

  • Anxiety and low mood

  • Assertiveness and self-confidence

  • Bereavement, grief and loss

  • Body image issues and body dysmorphia

  • Bullying and harassment

  • Childhood and historic abuse and trauma

  • Cocaine and other drug addiction

  • Couples counselling and marriage problems

  • Depression and unhappiness

  • Difficulties being a new parent

  • Difficulties with emotions and feelings

  • Eating disorders and issues over food

  • Family conflict

  • Family relationships with children and adolescents

  • Fears around getting older and mortality

  • Feelings of hopelessness

  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)

  • Health anxiety

  • Loneliness and social isolation

  • Low mood and loss of motivation and purpose

  • Male identity and men’s issues

  • Marriage issues

  • Menopause and life changes issues

  • Mood swings

  • Obsessions and intrusive thoughts

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

  • Panic Disorder

  • Professional and career difficulties

  • Postnatal depression and baby blues 

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

  • Relationship breakdown, separation and divorce

  • Relationship issues and doubts

  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

  • Separation Anxiety Disorder

  • Sexual identity, gender issues, LGBTQ

  • Situational Depression

  • Social anxiety

  • Self-esteem and low confidence issues

  • Sleeplessness

  • Stress and feeling overwhelmed

  • Suicidal thoughts and Self-harm

  • Trauma and difficult experiences

  • Women’s issues

  • Workplace stress and professional issues

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