Psychological Counselling - Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

At Mind Strategy, we provide cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) in our therapeutic counselling for all kinds of psychological symptoms, conditions and states.

Cognitive behaviour therapy

Cognitive behaviour therapy combines two types of therapy: cognitive therapy and behavioural therapy. Used together, they can help to alter negative thoughts and behaviours by replacing them with more positive and helpful solutions.

Most importantly, this kind of therapy can benefit anyone needing help with limiting thoughts and beliefs.

How does Cognitive behaviour therapy work?

Cognitive behaviour therapy is a powerful tool and form of psychotherapy (talk therapy) that enables you to understand how your thoughts and feelings interact with each other, causing negative behaviours and thought patterns. CBT is used to help with understanding and processing difficult events or experiences, and is used in the management of conditions like depression or anxiety.

During a CBT session, you and your therapist will break down your current problems and the symptoms, finding practical solutions to the situation.

Beck, Judith S, and Aaron T Beck. Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Third Edition. New York: Guilford Publications, 2020. Web.

A man in a cognitive behavioural therapy session with his Adelaide therapist

Who can Cognitive behaviour therapy help ?

Cognitive behaviour therapy is highly effective for people who suffer from conditions such as:

Cognitive behaviour therapy can also benefit anyone who needs help coping with situational problems including:

An Adelaide woman engaged in cognitive behavioural therapy

Situational examples where Cognitive behaviour therapy is helpful

A person who suffers from depression may have distorted beliefs or thinking and this can impact their relationships.

For example, “I believe that I am undeserving of love” can trigger feelings of sadness and worthlessness. This reinforces isolation and loneliness which can impact your formation of platonic and romantic relationships. CBT can help to reframe this belief around your worth, creating more positive and constructive points of view.

A person who suffers from anxiety may avoid participating in tasks or situations because of their fearful thoughts and beliefs.

For example the thought that, “something bad will happen”, attaches a feeling of fear to the situation or task. This can cause you to avoid the things perceived to be scary or fearful (perceived threats) which reinforces anxiety (strengthens it).

Beck, Judith S, and Aaron T Beck. Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Third Edition. New York: Guilford Publications, 2020. Web.

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