Proven worldwide to be effective for a wide range of common mental health difficulties, including depression, anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder, anger and stress, CBT forms the core of my therapeutic practice.
The ‘cognitive’ aspect focuses on identifying patterns of thinking that are getting in your way and how to challenge these so that they are more helpful. CBT is not about ‘positive thinking’. There is no use in telling yourself ‘everything is fine’ if it isn’t. However, it does help you to reassess your thoughts, whether there is information anxiety or depression are making you miss or misinterpret, and how to proactively move forward.
The ‘behavioural’ side builds on the cognitive, showing you how to translate these new thoughts and realisations into actions. Depression can make us withdraw from life and then feel even lower. Anxiety can make us avoid situations or overwork, for example. CBT then focuses on identifying such patterns and finding ways to help you break out of these cycles.
Sessions available face-to-face in Belfast, or remotely by phone, Skype or Zoom.
30-Minute Consultation by Phone or Skype | Free
Assessment or Treatment Session (60 Minutes) | £65
Cancellation Less Than a Full Day before the Session | £30