Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) is an evidence based effective therapy model. It is a research based effective treatment, and it is the preferred model that the NHS use in clinical practice because of this. It is also recommended by the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

CBT techniques can help you with mood problems such as anxiety, panic, guilt, shame and anger. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy can help you handle stress effectively, and improve your self esteem. CBT counselling can help you if you have problems with drugs and alcohol, too.

Cognitive behavioural therapy teaches you to identify your thoughts, moods, behaviours and physical reactions. I will help you to test the meaning of your thoughts and challlenge them.

Stockport CBT Counselling is tailored to your specific personality. If you prefer a gentle approach, then that is what you will receive. I am an integrative therapist, so we will formulate a treatment plan collaboratively.

Additional info on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy:

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy concentrates on the present and what is troubling you right now and does not dwell on past issues. Cognitive Behavioural Theapy is extremely effective at dealing with the following problems and if you live in the Stockport area then call me now for Stockport CBT :

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder)
  • Phobias
  • Bulimia
  • Stress
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Psychosis
  • PTSD (Post traumatic stress disorder
  • Pain
  • Fatigue
  • Anger

Cognitive Behavioural Counselling works on the basis that all emotion stems from thoughts, and therefore, negative emotions stem from negative thoughts.

Tackling your thinking is fundamental if you suffer from depression. CBT is a psychological therapy that focuses on your thoughts about yourself, your environment and people in your life.

CBT considers how your behaviour affects your thinking, and thereby affects your feelings. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy has help to make a huge difference in terms of changing thought patterns for lots of Stockport people.

For example, a man is invited to join his new work colleagues for a drink. He automatically thinks: “I can’t face it, nobody really wants me there, they think I’m stupid and laugh at me behind my back”. As a result of having these thoughts, he stays home.

By behaving like this, he doesn’t give himself any proof that his assumption is false. He stays “safe” at home, but at the same time thinking that people are talking about him in an unpleasant way.

When he goes into work the next day, his colleagues are laughing and joking together. The man sees this and assumes that they are talking and laughing about him, just as he suspected.

He feels relieved that he didn’t go out with such a bunch of horrible people, and resolves not to ever go out with them. His colleagues keep asking him to go out, but he always refuses and eventually they give up. This further confirms to him that people don’t value his company.

If he had challenged the false assumption that he had (that they thought he was stupid and talked about him behind his back) by going out and integrating himself, he would have understood that when they were laughing they were merely remembering the fun they had the night before, and that it was nothing to do with him!

The idea behind cognitive therapy is that people learn to pause, recognise their thoughts and challenge those thoughts so that they can affect the resulting feeling.

Stockport CBT Sessions

Many Stockport people benefit from CBT and I personally have adopted a CBT approach with many of my own Stockport patients.

Call or email me to find out how a Stockport CBT approach may be able to help: CBT offers extremely positive rewards for clients as they discover that the circle of negative thoughts, feelings and behaviours can actually be broken and that they can learn to think and thus behave differently. CBT is not for everyone, nor is it a quick fix.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is a collaborative form of therapy, but one that can be extremely effective. It requires commitment from the client! It is the preferred method of therapy for the National Health Service (NHS) in Stockport, however Stockport CBT waiting lists for the NHS are very long.

I am currently working towards becoming an accredited CBT therapist, and I work under the supervision of an accredited CBT supervisor.

Please call me require CBT in Stockport or if you feel that Cognitive Behavioural Therapy may be the right therapy for you. Or you can find a full description of CBT and examples of how it works on the CBT page of the Royal College of Psychiatrists website.

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07825 599 794

Dawn Hazeldine

Stockport Counselling

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