Accredited Counsellor in Potters Bar

 t: 077 8955 4675

e: melanie@pottersbarcounselling.co.uk

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is designed as a short term talking therapy to help manage current problems.  CBT can help coping with the symptoms of depression, anxiety, PTSD, eating disorders, anger management, IBS and addictions.  CBT doesn't look at what in your background might be causing your difficulty, but it addresses managing the symptoms.  Psychodynamic therapy works more deeply to expose and work with the root causes of distress and past difficulties which continue to influence our state of mind.  Sometimes our psychodynamic work together may be enriched by introducing aspects of CBT to help manage immediate distress and some may find it useful to see a written structure of the impact of how their mind is working.

CBT looks at the way we think in situations and how we react to the associated thoughts about ourselves and others.  It demonstrates the negative influence of a repetitive and destructive cycle of emotions, physical feelings and patterns of behaviour. 

By working with you to identify the individual pieces of this cycle and breaking down what feels overwhelming into manageable size pieces, CBT aims to help you understand and break the cycle.  It identifies by diagrams and discussions in sessions, and work sheets between sessions, practical ways of changing your way of thinking and how you feel about yourself and react to situations on a day to day basis.

If you still have some questions or would like to talk through your needs before making any commitment, please do call me on 0778 955 4675 or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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