Catriona Harper. MBACP
Qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist.
Registered Member of BACP & Counselling member of COSCA.
Office in Helensburgh
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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a talking therapy which research has shown to be effective in the treatment of a wide range of difficulties.
It is recommended by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) in the treatment of Depression and Anxiety.
CBT is based on the idea that the way we feel is affected by our thoughts and beliefs and by how we behave.
CBT helps you identify and change your own unhelpful patterns of thinking and behaving.
Client and therapist work together in a structured 'solution focussed' way to achieve agreed therapy goals, whether you are looking for some short term support or if you would like to explore at a deeper level over a longer period of time.
CBT works on the idea that your thoughts are what cause your feelings and behaviours not external factors like people, situations and events. That is, it’s not the stimuli that causes your emotions, but how you interpret and perceive that stimuli.
The benefit of this insight is that you can change the way you think so that you feel and act better, even if the situation hasn’t changed.
As you can see in the illustration above, there is a cycle of consequences with everything you do and this plays a part in your overall feelings.
I can offer:
Face to Face counselling in Helensburgh
I offer non-judgemental and confidential space for you to talk about your feelings.
Together we can look at the areas that are causing you emotional distress.
These feelings have a habit of staying at the front of our mind and can get in the way of everyday life, because our issues and how we are responding to them filter into home life, work life and our relationships.
Unravelling layers that have built up, possibly over a long period of time, allows you to develop a clearer view of why you have been feeling this way.
CBT helps you recognise and understand these unhelpful patterns, giving you a greater awareness of yourself and showing that you can make different choices that are right for you.
Your Greatest Self.
CBT and EFT can help you:
Change your own unhelpful pattern of thinking and behaving
Develop new coping skills for new challenges
Improve your emotional well-being and self confidence
Improve your problem solving ability
Gain greater control over your moods and behaviour
A phobia is an intense fear of something that, in reality, poses little or no actual danger. This phobia can impact on how you live your life and may stop you doing things you enjoy. Common phobias include closed-in places, heights, flying, insects, snakes, needles and public speaking. A CBT therapist can help you overcome this.
The goal of CBT and EFT is to provide you with new skills and responses, enabling you to become your own therapist and deal more successfully with future challenges.