Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a form of talk therapy, which helps individuals develop skills and methods to change unhelpful patterns of thinking or behaviour. Our thoughts affect how we feel, how we behave and deal with challenging problems.

With CBT, a person learns to identify, evaluate and question various ways of thinking and beliefs, related to the emotional and behavioural reactions that create problems for them. By recording your thoughts and beliefs that are upsetting and creating difficulties, CBT can help you become aware of negative, inaccurate or distorted thinking. CBT can support you to change the way you think about things.

You can adjust these new strategies and ways of thinking and feeling to specific situations. When you do, you may experience lasting changes in your mood, your outlook and productivity. EMDR, a modality that we all practice uses the principles of CBT with the addition of bi-lateral stimulation.

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