What can CBT do for me?

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) provides you with the skills to help you to change unhealthy thinking patterns to more productive healthier options.

Negative thinking patterns can start in childhood, and become automatic and relatively fixed. Many people don’t have the skills to challenge or change their destructive consequences and hence they continue to struggle on a daily basis with the ‘demon’ in their head! CBT will give you these skills.

For some people they find their response to something in their recent or distant past controls how they cope with their daily life. For others how they view themselves, others and life in general has a major impact on their quality of life.

CBT focuses on helping you to replace unhealthy or destructive thought patterns with healthy ones that allow you to feel a greater sense of control over your own feelings and behaviour.

In particular, CBT has been shown to be very effective in the management of anxiety and depression, Research also shows that people experiencing anxiety and depression are less likely to relapse when treated with CBT: They tend to get better and stay better!

CBT has demonstrated effectiveness with individuals experiencing the following problems:

  • Generalised anxiety
  • Panic
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Phobias
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Depression
  • Eating disorders
  • Couples/marital problems
  • Social Anxiety
  • Anger and Stress Management
  • Child Anxiety Disorders and Child Depression
  • Child behaviour problems

CBT is particularly useful in treating the problems listed above where the individual requests a practical method of treatment for a specific problem rather than “wanting to understand them self better”; are able to be actively involved in the therapy process and will practice new required skills between sessions.

Contact Margaret today to find out how to change your thinking to make you stronger, more resilient and better able to cope with the challenges and changes in your life.

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