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CBT is a way collaboratively working with:
▪ how you think about yourself, the world and other people
▪ how what you do affects your thoughts and feelings.
CBT helps you change how you think ‘Cognitive’ & what you do ‘Behaviour’
Unlike some of the other talking treatments, it focuses on the ‘here and now’. Instead of focusing on the causes of your distress or symptoms in the past, it looks for ways to improve your state of mind now.
When does CBT help?
CBT has been shown to help with many different types of problems. These include: anxiety, depression, panic, stress & sleeping problems. CBT may also help if you have difficulties with anger, self-esteem or physical health problems, like pain or fatigue.
How does it work?
CBT can help you to make sense of overwhelming problems by breaking them down into smaller parts. This makes it easier to see how they are connected and how they affect you. There are helpful and unhelpful ways of reacting to most situations, depending on how you think about it. The way you think can be helpful – or unhelpful.
Mike have been a qualified Counsellor & Therapist for 5 years, mostly working in a CBT way, but integrating other ways of working to enable progress in difficult situations.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is time-limited & focuses on resolving your specific problem. Both client & therapist collaborate to devise a formulation & goals to work towards, both in & outside of sessions. Education is a key part of treatment as CBT focuses on the interaction between thoughts, feelings & behaviour with the aim of empowering you to become your own therapist & preventing relapses.
Mike offer standard 50 minute counselling sessions & treatment lasts between 6 & 12 sessions for mild to moderate cases of anxiety, depression & insomnia that would effectively be treated by CBT.
Mike Sheel is Member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP no. 723882
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