Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) in Hobart
What is Cognitive Behaviour Therapy?
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) is an evidence based form of psychotherapy. CBT examines the relationship between thoughts, feelings and behaviours. The way we think influences how we feel and behave, therefore the aim of cognitive behavioural therapy is to modify one’s distorted thought processing. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy has been extensively researched for over 30 years and has a strong body of evidence that supports beneficial outcomes.
Benefits of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
- Helps individuals to identify unhelpful thoughts and behaviours
- Learn new skills and healthier ways of coping
- Practical self-help strategies to enhance one’s quality of life
- Goal oriented and problem focussed
- Emphasis on short-term counselling
Issues Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Can Help With
- Anxiety and Panic
- Depression/Low Mood
- Eating Disorders
- Body Image Concerns
- Relationship Counselling
- Social Anxiety
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
- Body Dysmorphia
- Childhood Trauma
- Sexual Abuse
- Self Esteem Counselling
- Stress Management
Counselling is a collaborative approach between the client and therapist. Cognitive Behaviour therapy incorporates open dialogue between the client and therapist, structure, goal setting, psychoeducation, homework and self-monitoring. It is compatible with other psychotherapy approaches such as Mindfulness and Gestalt Therapy.
If you would like to learn more about cognitive behaviour therapy or to book a counselling appointment contact Diane McGeachy.
B. Psychology, MA. Counselling
Psychotherapist and Counsellor