Cognitive Behavioural (CBT) Counselling in Colchester

Photo of Ian West (Accred) Counsellor and Supervisor, Counsellor in Colchester, England
Ian West (Accred) Counsellor and Supervisor
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Colchester CO1
I am an Accredited MBACP Registered Humanistic Integrative Counsellor & Counselling Supervisor with over 10 years of experience in working with individuals, and groups of all ages, sexual orientations and cultural backgrounds. I am based both at London Liverpool Street EC2 and Colchester CO1. Dependent on your presenting issues/needs I will draw on cognitive, psychodynamic, attachment, and relational theories and concepts, to provide either short-term-focused counselling/therapy or longer-term in-depth psychotherapy.
I am an Accredited MBACP Registered Humanistic Integrative Counsellor & Counselling Supervisor with over 10 years of experience in working with individuals, and groups of all ages, sexual orientations and cultural backgrounds. I am based both at London Liverpool Street EC2 and Colchester CO1. Dependent on your presenting issues/needs I will draw on cognitive, psychodynamic, attachment, and relational theories and concepts, to provide either short-term-focused counselling/therapy or longer-term in-depth psychotherapy.
01206 482901 View 01206 482901
Photo of Elena Shuturminska, Psychologist in Colchester, England
Elena Shuturminska
Psychologist, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Colchester CO3
I am a Psychologist with 18 years of clinical experience, practising in London and Colchester. I work integratively, bringing together the strengths of the Psychoanalytic, Existential, Dialectical - Behavioural,Cognitive-Behavioural approaches and EMDR. This gives me the flexibility to offer a bespoke therapy to each individual I would be working with. Over the years I have worked for a number of NHS Mental Health Services including adult, child and adolescent , and learning disability service. The areas in which I specialise include, among others, anxiety, stress, depression, trauma , bereavement, bi-polar disorder and psychosis.
I am a Psychologist with 18 years of clinical experience, practising in London and Colchester. I work integratively, bringing together the strengths of the Psychoanalytic, Existential, Dialectical - Behavioural,Cognitive-Behavioural approaches and EMDR. This gives me the flexibility to offer a bespoke therapy to each individual I would be working with. Over the years I have worked for a number of NHS Mental Health Services including adult, child and adolescent , and learning disability service. The areas in which I specialise include, among others, anxiety, stress, depression, trauma , bereavement, bi-polar disorder and psychosis.
01206 700096 View 01206 700096
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James Ferguson
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Colchester CO4  (Online Only)
I am a highly experienced CBT therapist with a further specialism in Interpersonal psychotherapy.
We all face challenges in our lives and it is a normal part of being human to experience low mood, self-critical thoughts, stress, anxiety and self-doubt. If you are at a point in your life where you want to make changes, understand how you have learnt to cope with life and discover new perspectives and responses that will improve your self-esteem and overall wellbeing then we can make a great team.
I am a highly experienced CBT therapist with a further specialism in Interpersonal psychotherapy.
We all face challenges in our lives and it is a normal part of being human to experience low mood, self-critical thoughts, stress, anxiety and self-doubt. If you are at a point in your life where you want to make changes, understand how you have learnt to cope with life and discover new perspectives and responses that will improve your self-esteem and overall wellbeing then we can make a great team.
01206 583767 View 01206 583767
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Rise Therapy Centre
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Colchester CO5
Are you looking for support with Anxiety and Depression? Help with Family issues? Suffering with Low Self-Esteem? Have you or a family member been advised to seek Counselling, CBT or Talking Therapies by your GP? Welcome to Rise Therapy Centre, we offer Counselling and Hypnotherapy services in Colchester, Essex. We have a secure and confidential space to welcome you on your counselling journey.
Are you looking for support with Anxiety and Depression? Help with Family issues? Suffering with Low Self-Esteem? Have you or a family member been advised to seek Counselling, CBT or Talking Therapies by your GP? Welcome to Rise Therapy Centre, we offer Counselling and Hypnotherapy services in Colchester, Essex. We have a secure and confidential space to welcome you on your counselling journey.
01206 699934 View 01206 699934
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David Archard
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Colchester CO4
As an Integrative counsellor I will use a combination of Person-Centred, Psychodynamic, and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) according to what works best for you.
Hi. I am dedicated to helping people develop a better understanding of their true selves and consequently the way they approach relationships and life events. When life brings uncomfortable and sometimes unbearable emotions, it can be easier to run or hide from them. This may work in the short-term, but is often not a sustainable approach for a happy and healthy life. By working together, we can make sense of your thoughts and feelings, leading to better emotional and mental wellbeing. All ranges of emotions are welcome and can be explored in a safe, supportive, non-judgemental manner, helping you gain insight into your inner world.
As an Integrative counsellor I will use a combination of Person-Centred, Psychodynamic, and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) according to what works best for you.
Hi. I am dedicated to helping people develop a better understanding of their true selves and consequently the way they approach relationships and life events. When life brings uncomfortable and sometimes unbearable emotions, it can be easier to run or hide from them. This may work in the short-term, but is often not a sustainable approach for a happy and healthy life. By working together, we can make sense of your thoughts and feelings, leading to better emotional and mental wellbeing. All ranges of emotions are welcome and can be explored in a safe, supportive, non-judgemental manner, helping you gain insight into your inner world.
01206 587019 View 01206 587019
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Simone Callan
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Colchester CO4
I integrate elements of Psychotherapy and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) with a Person-Centred foundation, to create a holistic and effective counselling experience.
Taking the first step towards seeking support is a brave decision.  Thank you for choosing to look at my profile - I'm Simone, an experienced Counsellor and CBT therapist.  I offer face to face counselling sessions in my therapy room in Colchester town centre and I also offer remote online sessions using zoom, this means you can have therapy in the comfort of your own home without the need for travel. I specialise in anxiety, depression and low self-esteem and my counselling approach is based in empathy, respect, and collaboration to support individuals on their journey towards emotional well-being.
I integrate elements of Psychotherapy and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) with a Person-Centred foundation, to create a holistic and effective counselling experience.
Taking the first step towards seeking support is a brave decision.  Thank you for choosing to look at my profile - I'm Simone, an experienced Counsellor and CBT therapist.  I offer face to face counselling sessions in my therapy room in Colchester town centre and I also offer remote online sessions using zoom, this means you can have therapy in the comfort of your own home without the need for travel. I specialise in anxiety, depression and low self-esteem and my counselling approach is based in empathy, respect, and collaboration to support individuals on their journey towards emotional well-being.
020 3667 0784 View 020 3667 0784
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Dr Emma Rivett
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Colchester CO3  (Online Only)
I also use CBT, ACT, CFT and Schema informed approaches.
Living with the impact of trauma and PTSD can make it difficult to feel safe enough to connect with others. The lasting impacts of trauma can negatively affect our mood, relationships, physical health and self esteem. Ongoing mental health difficulties can prevent us from being the person we want to be, and living the life we want to live. I offer a calm and compassionate space where you can feel safe to reflect on the experiences you have been through. We will work together to understand what has helped you to survive so far, and how to work towards a better future.
I also use CBT, ACT, CFT and Schema informed approaches.
Living with the impact of trauma and PTSD can make it difficult to feel safe enough to connect with others. The lasting impacts of trauma can negatively affect our mood, relationships, physical health and self esteem. Ongoing mental health difficulties can prevent us from being the person we want to be, and living the life we want to live. I offer a calm and compassionate space where you can feel safe to reflect on the experiences you have been through. We will work together to understand what has helped you to survive so far, and how to work towards a better future.
07585 528319 View 07585 528319
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Therapy Solutions in Mind - Jacqueline Sawkins
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Colchester CO1
Using EMDR Therapy (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) and CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) Psychotherapy along with an integrated, relational approach, I specialize in helping people who’ve been through upsetting and or frightening events, either recently or in the past.
Whether you have been diagnosed with a mental health disorder, are experiencing symptoms of anxiety, trauma or depression, or are struggling with general life stressors, therapy can help you identify areas impacting on your wellbeing and provide you with confidence and the tools to make positive change. I offer individual EMDR Therapy and CBT Psychotherapy for adults experiencing a wide range of difficulties, some of which include trauma, PTSD, bereavement, stress, and physical/sexual abuse and more.
Using EMDR Therapy (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) and CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) Psychotherapy along with an integrated, relational approach, I specialize in helping people who’ve been through upsetting and or frightening events, either recently or in the past.
Whether you have been diagnosed with a mental health disorder, are experiencing symptoms of anxiety, trauma or depression, or are struggling with general life stressors, therapy can help you identify areas impacting on your wellbeing and provide you with confidence and the tools to make positive change. I offer individual EMDR Therapy and CBT Psychotherapy for adults experiencing a wide range of difficulties, some of which include trauma, PTSD, bereavement, stress, and physical/sexual abuse and more.
01473 943291 View 01473 943291
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Lynda P Gooby
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Colchester CM9
I am a fully accredited, qualified integrative counsellor and clinical hypnotherapist providing time-limited and longer term therapy for adults, children and couples. I have an integrative training which enables me to draw upon a range of approaches including transactional analysis, cognitive behavioural therapy and person centred, to help clients explore what brings them to therapy. I work with a range of issues including: Anxiety Bereavement & loss Childhood trauma Coping with illness & long term health conditions Depression Domestic abuse Loss of direction in life Low self-esteem Phobias Redundancy Relationship difficulties.
I am a fully accredited, qualified integrative counsellor and clinical hypnotherapist providing time-limited and longer term therapy for adults, children and couples. I have an integrative training which enables me to draw upon a range of approaches including transactional analysis, cognitive behavioural therapy and person centred, to help clients explore what brings them to therapy. I work with a range of issues including: Anxiety Bereavement & loss Childhood trauma Coping with illness & long term health conditions Depression Domestic abuse Loss of direction in life Low self-esteem Phobias Redundancy Relationship difficulties.
01245 673770 View 01245 673770
Photo of Denise Moreton, Counsellor in Colchester, England
Denise Moreton
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Colchester CO1
I have a BA (Hons) Integrative Counselling degree and I use a relational and integrative approach incorporating psychodynamic, person-centred, and cognitive-behavioural therapy models.
I am now seeing clients face to face and online Tuesdays to Sundays.... I offer a calm and confidential space for you to share and explore your thoughts and feelings; allowing you to talk about whatever is on your mind as honestly as you can. I have a welcoming and down to earth approach and will work with you and help you explore and untangle your fears or worries. I work with a wide variety of emotional difficulties, mental health challenges and relationship issues including, but not limited to, anxiety, depression, adult and childhood trauma, relationship / family difficulties and gender identity.
I have a BA (Hons) Integrative Counselling degree and I use a relational and integrative approach incorporating psychodynamic, person-centred, and cognitive-behavioural therapy models.
I am now seeing clients face to face and online Tuesdays to Sundays.... I offer a calm and confidential space for you to share and explore your thoughts and feelings; allowing you to talk about whatever is on your mind as honestly as you can. I have a welcoming and down to earth approach and will work with you and help you explore and untangle your fears or worries. I work with a wide variety of emotional difficulties, mental health challenges and relationship issues including, but not limited to, anxiety, depression, adult and childhood trauma, relationship / family difficulties and gender identity.
01205 334540 View 01205 334540
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Katie Carlyon
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Colchester CO1
These being Cognitive Behavioural therapy, Person Centred and Transactional Analysis.
Firstly I would like to thank you for taking the time to read my profile. Taking those first steps can be daunting and difficult. Sometimes we can feel stuck and unsure where to start, I offer face to face, online or telephone counselling to work through what you are feeling at the moment.
These being Cognitive Behavioural therapy, Person Centred and Transactional Analysis.
Firstly I would like to thank you for taking the time to read my profile. Taking those first steps can be daunting and difficult. Sometimes we can feel stuck and unsure where to start, I offer face to face, online or telephone counselling to work through what you are feeling at the moment.
01268 202560 View 01268 202560
Photo of Chris Harrad, Psychotherapist in Colchester, England
Chris Harrad
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Colchester CO1
I work in an integrative manner, which means I use a variety of tools depending on client needs, including person-centered and CBT, as well as mindfulness and self-compassion.
Perhaps you're feeling down or anxious, maybe you're unsure about the future of a relationship, or just feel that you aren't living the life you were meant to lead. Therapy I offer represents a safe, accepting, confidential space to look at whatever issues you may be facing right now, and find a way forwards. I can offer a chance to be heard and seen, an opportunity to work through your thoughts and feelings, and a time to develop new skills. Whatever your needs may be, I am here to offer support.
I work in an integrative manner, which means I use a variety of tools depending on client needs, including person-centered and CBT, as well as mindfulness and self-compassion.
Perhaps you're feeling down or anxious, maybe you're unsure about the future of a relationship, or just feel that you aren't living the life you were meant to lead. Therapy I offer represents a safe, accepting, confidential space to look at whatever issues you may be facing right now, and find a way forwards. I can offer a chance to be heard and seen, an opportunity to work through your thoughts and feelings, and a time to develop new skills. Whatever your needs may be, I am here to offer support.
01245 945727 View 01245 945727
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Your Psychotherapist
Psychologist, PsychD, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Colchester CO1  (Online Only)
I can provide CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy).
Do you ever feel worried, stuck, lost, hopeless, lonely, lethargic, anxious, unable to sleep – less able to cope with life? Does this affect your ability to enjoy relationships, work, everyday life? Most of us experience challenging times at various stages of our lives but we don’t have to be alone with this. Psychological therapy offers a safe place that helps you to understand and overcome your issues. I will work with you as a team to understand symptoms, underlying issues, their causes and maintenance specific to you. We will find ways forward to relieving symptoms and distress and improving your wellbeing.
I can provide CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy).
Do you ever feel worried, stuck, lost, hopeless, lonely, lethargic, anxious, unable to sleep – less able to cope with life? Does this affect your ability to enjoy relationships, work, everyday life? Most of us experience challenging times at various stages of our lives but we don’t have to be alone with this. Psychological therapy offers a safe place that helps you to understand and overcome your issues. I will work with you as a team to understand symptoms, underlying issues, their causes and maintenance specific to you. We will find ways forward to relieving symptoms and distress and improving your wellbeing.
020 8103 3863 View 020 8103 3863
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SL Psychology Ltd
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Colchester CO1
I then specialised in Cognitive Analytic Therapy at St Thomas' Hospital in London in 2014 and qualified as an EMDR practitioner in 2018.
Maybe you are struggling at present to understand why things are the way they are? Sometimes we can all get stuck in patterns of relating, both with ourselves and others, that are not the most helpful or productive. Sometimes this means our relationships might suffer, or our life, career and family choices. Having therapy with an experienced practitioner can help you. Therapy is about building a shared understanding of what you are facing. If you are struggling with trauma, family issues, career issues, relationships, abuse, coping difficulties, I can help. I am also happy working with children and adolescents
I then specialised in Cognitive Analytic Therapy at St Thomas' Hospital in London in 2014 and qualified as an EMDR practitioner in 2018.
Maybe you are struggling at present to understand why things are the way they are? Sometimes we can all get stuck in patterns of relating, both with ourselves and others, that are not the most helpful or productive. Sometimes this means our relationships might suffer, or our life, career and family choices. Having therapy with an experienced practitioner can help you. Therapy is about building a shared understanding of what you are facing. If you are struggling with trauma, family issues, career issues, relationships, abuse, coping difficulties, I can help. I am also happy working with children and adolescents
01449 706003 View 01449 706003
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Christian Counselling Online
Counsellor, ACC Reg
Verified Verified
Colchester CM9  (Online Only)
These techniques can include Person-Centred, CBT, Solution-Focused, Transactional Analysis (TA) and attachment theory.
I offer counselling mainly to those who suffer from depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, family issues, mental, physical, emotional, spiritual or sexual abuse including trauma. My goal is to help the individual to find their own solutions to their problems through active listening, help the person to see the situation more clearly and objectively and enable the client to take responsibility for their own lives and make their own decisions. I have a passion for helping marriages in crisis and have a heart for victims of all sorts of abuse, mainly emotional, sexual and spiritual. I also counsel in French.
These techniques can include Person-Centred, CBT, Solution-Focused, Transactional Analysis (TA) and attachment theory.
I offer counselling mainly to those who suffer from depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, family issues, mental, physical, emotional, spiritual or sexual abuse including trauma. My goal is to help the individual to find their own solutions to their problems through active listening, help the person to see the situation more clearly and objectively and enable the client to take responsibility for their own lives and make their own decisions. I have a passion for helping marriages in crisis and have a heart for victims of all sorts of abuse, mainly emotional, sexual and spiritual. I also counsel in French.
020 4538 9427 View 020 4538 9427
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Cara Japon Mbacp Mbpss
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Colchester CM9
I am a BACP registered Integrative Counsellor/Psychotherapist & Clinical Supervisor and a member of the BPS. I am trained in Person-Centred Counselling, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Psychodynamics. I specialise in Relationship and Family Counselling, Dementia and mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, work-related stress and breakdowns. I also have vast experience of bereavement counselling. I have many years experience (9+) of working with Carers/family members who care for their loved ones who are living with Dementia. When caring for a loved one, our own emotions and feelings can sometimes be forgotten.
I am a BACP registered Integrative Counsellor/Psychotherapist & Clinical Supervisor and a member of the BPS. I am trained in Person-Centred Counselling, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Psychodynamics. I specialise in Relationship and Family Counselling, Dementia and mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, work-related stress and breakdowns. I also have vast experience of bereavement counselling. I have many years experience (9+) of working with Carers/family members who care for their loved ones who are living with Dementia. When caring for a loved one, our own emotions and feelings can sometimes be forgotten.
01702 680425 View 01702 680425
Photo of Jane Susan Smith, Counsellor in Colchester, England
Jane Susan Smith
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Colchester CO6
Deciding to contact a counsellor can feel overwhelming but as a fully qualified counsellor and member of the BACP (British association for psychotherapy) I work to a professional standard and ethic, supporting you on every step of your journey. I work from my private practice which sits on the Essex and Suffolk border, nestled in the Colne valley offering comfortable confidential consulting rooms with discreet parking . My practice is based on person -centred values offering empathic in-depth support which allows you to explore your feelings, beliefs and emotions in a safe confidential space. Weekly, monthly or ad hoc sessions
Deciding to contact a counsellor can feel overwhelming but as a fully qualified counsellor and member of the BACP (British association for psychotherapy) I work to a professional standard and ethic, supporting you on every step of your journey. I work from my private practice which sits on the Essex and Suffolk border, nestled in the Colne valley offering comfortable confidential consulting rooms with discreet parking . My practice is based on person -centred values offering empathic in-depth support which allows you to explore your feelings, beliefs and emotions in a safe confidential space. Weekly, monthly or ad hoc sessions
01206 489875 View 01206 489875
Photo of Kirsten Toyne-Anxiety Counsellor, Counsellor in Colchester, England
Kirsten Toyne-Anxiety Counsellor
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Colchester CO6
Anxiety and stress rob us of our confidence and make life feel too much. You may find yourself struggling or feeling inadequate. You might blame yourself for not coping as well as you think you should. Maybe you doubt yourself or tend to expect the worst. Life might feel hard to enjoy or have lost its pleasure. These are are all un-talked about side effects of anxiety and stress. Prolonged anxiety or stress takes its toll on us both physically and emotionally. We might suffer from: worry, panic, poor sleep, tiredness, muscle tension, trouble concentrating and feel unable to relax.
Anxiety and stress rob us of our confidence and make life feel too much. You may find yourself struggling or feeling inadequate. You might blame yourself for not coping as well as you think you should. Maybe you doubt yourself or tend to expect the worst. Life might feel hard to enjoy or have lost its pleasure. These are are all un-talked about side effects of anxiety and stress. Prolonged anxiety or stress takes its toll on us both physically and emotionally. We might suffer from: worry, panic, poor sleep, tiredness, muscle tension, trouble concentrating and feel unable to relax.
01206 489675 View 01206 489675
Photo of Christian U. Ilodibe, Counsellor in Colchester, England
Christian U. Ilodibe
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Colchester CO3
I have BA (Hons) in Person-centred counselling, which has helped in my understanding of various issues we face in our daily lives, garnered during my training and working with various clients, and offering pastoral care to members of my local community. These issues may include but not limited to depression, anxiety, bereavement, stress, trauma, divorce, etc. I will work in an empathetic, non-directive and non-judgemental way to ensure you get what you need from counselling by openly discussing and making shared decisions with you, with the belief that different clients need different things at different times
I have BA (Hons) in Person-centred counselling, which has helped in my understanding of various issues we face in our daily lives, garnered during my training and working with various clients, and offering pastoral care to members of my local community. These issues may include but not limited to depression, anxiety, bereavement, stress, trauma, divorce, etc. I will work in an empathetic, non-directive and non-judgemental way to ensure you get what you need from counselling by openly discussing and making shared decisions with you, with the belief that different clients need different things at different times
01206 239172 View 01206 239172
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Mark John Penfold
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Colchester CO3
Hi, I'm Mark a counsellor who specialises in working with couples who have disconnected and wish to rediscover their emotional bond through better forms of empathic communication and achieve healthy confrontation to help de-escalate cycles of conflict where they are blaming, attacking and withdrawing from one another. My aim is work with them to reach a place where they once again feel like a team who can resolve things in a healthy way. Other issues covered include discovering each other's love language and rebuilding trust. I provide online counselling using Zoom, Skype or WhatsApp and phone counselling.
Hi, I'm Mark a counsellor who specialises in working with couples who have disconnected and wish to rediscover their emotional bond through better forms of empathic communication and achieve healthy confrontation to help de-escalate cycles of conflict where they are blaming, attacking and withdrawing from one another. My aim is work with them to reach a place where they once again feel like a team who can resolve things in a healthy way. Other issues covered include discovering each other's love language and rebuilding trust. I provide online counselling using Zoom, Skype or WhatsApp and phone counselling.
01206 879958 View 01206 879958

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Cognitive Behavioural (CBT) Counsellors

How does cognitive behavioural therapy work?

Cognitive behavioural therapy works by exploring how your thoughts affect your emotions and experiences. CBT helps you identify distortions in your thinking. For example, you may tend to jump to the worst case scenario catastrophising or think in extremes (all-or-nothing thinking). A therapist can teach you how to push back against those thoughts to ultimately change your feelings and behavior for the better. They can also provide coping skills to better deal with stressors and challenges.

When do I know to seek treatment with cognitive behavioural therapy?

It’s reasonable to consider cognitive behavioural therapy if you struggle to manage difficult emotions or behaviors to such an extent that you are not getting the most out of life on a day-to-day basis. If you want a shorter term, concrete, skills-based approach, CBT is a great option. (By contrast, other types of therapy may devote more time to exploring your past and its effects.) The decision to seek CBT also depends on the condition you’re treating; CBT is an effective treatment for anxiety, depression, trauma, and many other disorders.

How can I find a cognitive behavioural therapist for someone else?

To find a cognitive behavioural therapist for someone else, you may want to begin by discussing the person’s problem, researching cognitive behavioural therapy, and assessing whether the approach is the right fit. You could then reach out to a few cognitive behavioral therapists in this directory, explain the scenario, have a consultation with those available, and determine who could be a good match.

Why is CBT such a popular form of therapy?

CBT has become a popular form of therapy because it is effective and accessible. Robust research has demonstrated that CBT is an effective treatment for many mental health conditions. And CBT can be learned in relatively few sessions, which means that many people can engage in the process, afford it, and see results quickly. It involves learning concrete skills such as disputing unhelpful thoughts; these skills can also be taught and spread widely.