This type of counselling focuses how your thoughts, attitudes and beliefs affect your feelings and behaviours.
It teaches you coping stratagies to deal with and solve your problems by working through your issues and setting small goals to eventually reach your ultimate goal of wellbeing.
It involves talking to a professional in a safe and secure environment about any current or past problems/issues or feeling you may be having.
It helps people improve their lives by making positive changes to their own feelings, behaviours or problems by changing thinking differently and actively changing their patterns of behaviour.
CBT involves talking through your issues and feelings face to face with a counselor in a session and work out a plan to target your issues.
It enables individuals to face and overcome their issues with continued help and personal development through talking and practicing.
Sessions are usually around 50mins and are prearrange for a set date and time.
CBT is usually a short (6-12 sessions) term but can be longer depending on the issues the client has.
Sessions may involve talking about life events, family, emotions, health, relationships, your ways of thinking and patterns of behavior.
Your counsellor will listen, encourage and empathise but also challenge your thinking and behaviour to help you see your issues more clearly or in a different way. It is not about telling you what to do, but helping you to understand yourself better and find your own solutions to resolve or cope with your situation.
Habits (smoking, nail biting etc)
Long Term Illness
Physical or Mental Abuse
There are huge benefits to CBT and it is now offered as an alternative to medication for a range of issues within the NHS.
It enables self- awareness and understanding, which improves self-esteem, confidence and generally life becomes more enjoyable and rewarding.
CBT is used to help manage and even over come a wide range of issues and health conditions such as Long term illnesses, Stress, Anxiety, Bereavement, Eating disorders, Phobias, Addiction, Anger, Relationship issues, Trauma, Abuse as well as much more.
Just by talking openly and freely to someone who is there to listen can be an enormous help.
Many people who have CBT, over come their issues for life by changing the way they think and act towards problems.
There a many different ways in which counsellors work with clients and various methods that can be used.
The approaches range from psychoanalysis to humanistic psychotherapy, which are based on personal growth and self-development and behavioural theories, which are generally used for specific phobias and anxieties.
Counsellors usually train in one method but may use different techniques where they feel if would be helpful to you or a particular issue.
CBT sessions start at £40 for 50 mins and we recommend having a consultation before booking a full session.
Consultations are free and last around 20 mins.