If you are struggling with excessive anxiety/worry, panic attacks, depression, phobias of any kind or symptoms of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) such as constant checking or repetitive rituals, then Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, or CBT as it is more commonly referred to, would be a good option for you. CBT deals with your current difficulties, rather than focusing on issues from your past, and looks at practical ways to improve your state of mind.
CBT offers a very practical approach to managing your problems more effectively by helping you address the way you think and behave. The first step in therapy is to map out how your current thoughts, feelings, physical sensations and actions are interconnected. This process helps us to identify how negative thoughts and feelings in particular may be trapping you in a “vicious cycle”. CBT then becomes about equipping you with coping strategies to help you break out of this cycle. This in turn helps you to break out of these negative patterns by learning how to achieve a more balanced perspective.
This client experienced real break-throughs as a result of CBT therapy:
“I want to say thank you so much for helping me, I genuinely think my anxiety has shrunk so much and I’m not worried sick anymore. I’m actually doing things and enjoying things I haven’t done in a long time. It feels like a weight lifted. You’ve been amazing with these techniques and even though I did doubt some.. they all surprisingly do work. I can’t thank you enough for helping me.”
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