Cognitive Behavioural (CBT) Counselling in Manchester

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Photo of Elleen Okotie, Psychotherapist in Manchester, England
Elleen Okotie
Psychotherapist, MA, MBABCP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Manchester M21
I have specialist training in CBT for long term health conditions.
I offer a safe space to talk about the things that are getting in the way of you reaching your potential. My goal is to equip you to become your own therapist, so that you can continue your journey of development beyond completing a course of therapy with me.
I have specialist training in CBT for long term health conditions.
I offer a safe space to talk about the things that are getting in the way of you reaching your potential. My goal is to equip you to become your own therapist, so that you can continue your journey of development beyond completing a course of therapy with me.
0161 696 1586 View 0161 696 1586
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Nina Hayes
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified
Manchester M27  (Online Only)
These include: Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR), Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Compassion Forcused Therapy (CFT).
My name is Nina Hayes and I am a qualified and accredited CBT and EMDR therapist. I have over 12 years of experience in the field of Mental Health, working within the NHS and MH charities. I specialise in helping clients to understand and work through issues such as stress, depression, trauma, anxiety and low self esteem. I aim to help you to navigate through your problems and offer solution focused support, in a safe and supportive environment. Alongside offering therapy, I also offer supervision to other therapists.
These include: Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR), Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Compassion Forcused Therapy (CFT).
My name is Nina Hayes and I am a qualified and accredited CBT and EMDR therapist. I have over 12 years of experience in the field of Mental Health, working within the NHS and MH charities. I specialise in helping clients to understand and work through issues such as stress, depression, trauma, anxiety and low self esteem. I aim to help you to navigate through your problems and offer solution focused support, in a safe and supportive environment. Alongside offering therapy, I also offer supervision to other therapists.
0161 524 5801 View 0161 524 5801
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The Retreat Clinics Manchester - Adults & Children
Psychotherapist
Manchester M20
Our therapeutic team includes highly experienced clinicians working in a range of modalities: CBT, psychodynamic therapy; integrative therapy, EMDR, Compassion-Focused therapy, Psychosexual therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy skills for individuals, Creative therapies- Art and Play, Transactional Analysis, Counselling and Psychiatry for adults.
Life can be complex, and so can mental health. This is why we have a range of different treatments and therapy approaches available, which we can tailor to suit your mental health needs. We put you at the heart of what we do. We offer choice and expert, individualised care for a very broad range of difficulties. We understand that seeking therapy can be daunting and that taking the first step can be a challenge. We work with you to design a bespoke approach to your therapy, based on exploring and understanding your concerns, needs, preferences and therapy goals.
Our therapeutic team includes highly experienced clinicians working in a range of modalities: CBT, psychodynamic therapy; integrative therapy, EMDR, Compassion-Focused therapy, Psychosexual therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy skills for individuals, Creative therapies- Art and Play, Transactional Analysis, Counselling and Psychiatry for adults.
Life can be complex, and so can mental health. This is why we have a range of different treatments and therapy approaches available, which we can tailor to suit your mental health needs. We put you at the heart of what we do. We offer choice and expert, individualised care for a very broad range of difficulties. We understand that seeking therapy can be daunting and that taking the first step can be a challenge. We work with you to design a bespoke approach to your therapy, based on exploring and understanding your concerns, needs, preferences and therapy goals.
0161 524 7409 View 0161 524 7409
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A CBT Psychotherapist and Supervisor Jayne Tamsett
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Manchester M25  (Online Only)
I have trained in a few specialised areas including CBT, coaching, trauma and supervision.
I have a passion for helping clients identify more of their true selves. You may have suffered trauma, neglect/emotional abuse but I can offer you a calm, gentle and caring safe space as a qualified trauma therapist. We work together to help you achieve your goals which may include setting time aside for experimental work outside of sessions. You may not know exactly what you want, so we could potentially discover together key areas missing from your emotional needs and experiment with tools and techniques from many therapeutic approaches I have studied.
I have trained in a few specialised areas including CBT, coaching, trauma and supervision.
I have a passion for helping clients identify more of their true selves. You may have suffered trauma, neglect/emotional abuse but I can offer you a calm, gentle and caring safe space as a qualified trauma therapist. We work together to help you achieve your goals which may include setting time aside for experimental work outside of sessions. You may not know exactly what you want, so we could potentially discover together key areas missing from your emotional needs and experiment with tools and techniques from many therapeutic approaches I have studied.
0161 524 0023 View 0161 524 0023
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Gisela Ramirez
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified
Manchester M25
I offer CBT and EMDR to help with a range of mental health problems.
Are you struggling with fear, intrusive distressing thoughts, avoidance and generally not living the life that you want? Or are you low, hopeless, self critical and isolating yourself? I can help with these and other mental health difficulties through challenging your thoughts and making some changes to your current behaviours. CBT can also help with improving self-esteem and with overcoming phobias and past trauma. EMDR therapy is a powerful intervention for PTSD and trauma, new studies have also shown its effectiveness with anxiety disorders &grief
I offer CBT and EMDR to help with a range of mental health problems.
Are you struggling with fear, intrusive distressing thoughts, avoidance and generally not living the life that you want? Or are you low, hopeless, self critical and isolating yourself? I can help with these and other mental health difficulties through challenging your thoughts and making some changes to your current behaviours. CBT can also help with improving self-esteem and with overcoming phobias and past trauma. EMDR therapy is a powerful intervention for PTSD and trauma, new studies have also shown its effectiveness with anxiety disorders &grief
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Dr Soha Daru
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified
Manchester M4  (Online Only)
With over 15 years' experience as a counsellor, I offer evidence based therapy for low mood/depression, types of anxiety, OCD, Trauma, abuse, self-criticism, shame, PTSD, self-esteem, cultural issues, academic struggles, suicidal thoughts, personal growth and development. You may be feeling overwhelmed or stuck and feel restricted by current or past problems. I can help you work on your relationship with yourself and understand what is getting in the way of living the life you want. I use approaches such as Cognitive behaviour therapy, ACT, DBT, person centred therapy, Compassion focused therapy CFT, etc.
With over 15 years' experience as a counsellor, I offer evidence based therapy for low mood/depression, types of anxiety, OCD, Trauma, abuse, self-criticism, shame, PTSD, self-esteem, cultural issues, academic struggles, suicidal thoughts, personal growth and development. You may be feeling overwhelmed or stuck and feel restricted by current or past problems. I can help you work on your relationship with yourself and understand what is getting in the way of living the life you want. I use approaches such as Cognitive behaviour therapy, ACT, DBT, person centred therapy, Compassion focused therapy CFT, etc.
01707 245878 View 01707 245878
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Clare Madden - CBT
MSc
Manchester M28
Hi, I am a qualified cognitive behaviour therapist (CBT) and split my time working with children, adolescents and adults. I work part-time at CAMHS for the NHS and also work with students at Manchester University.
Hi, I am a qualified cognitive behaviour therapist (CBT) and split my time working with children, adolescents and adults. I work part-time at CAMHS for the NHS and also work with students at Manchester University.
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Sally Hinchliffe
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified
Manchester M46
The therapy modalities I offer are cognitive behavioural therapy and EMDR therapy.
I have worked in the NHS since 2015 providing interventions for those presenting with mental health difficulties, such as panic disorder, depression, anxiety and generalised anxiety. My aim is to develop a warm therapeutic relationship, which maximises honesty and openness for us to collaboratively work towards goals for therapy. I am flexible and transparent in my approach, and adapt cognitive behavioural therapy to suit the needs of you. My role would be to develop a shared understanding of any difficulties by completing an in-depth assessment and formulation, to work together to manage these difficulties.
The therapy modalities I offer are cognitive behavioural therapy and EMDR therapy.
I have worked in the NHS since 2015 providing interventions for those presenting with mental health difficulties, such as panic disorder, depression, anxiety and generalised anxiety. My aim is to develop a warm therapeutic relationship, which maximises honesty and openness for us to collaboratively work towards goals for therapy. I am flexible and transparent in my approach, and adapt cognitive behavioural therapy to suit the needs of you. My role would be to develop a shared understanding of any difficulties by completing an in-depth assessment and formulation, to work together to manage these difficulties.
01942 918730 View 01942 918730
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Paula Marie Reid
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified
3 Endorsed
Manchester M32
I use of Cognitive Behaviour therapy, EMDR (Eye Movement Desentisation) for trauma based presentations and Schema therapy for childhood experiences.
Do your suffer with anxiety and do you want help, then I am able to help with this. Anxiety can plague you throughout your life. If this describes you then I can help you understand the reasons why. Have you engaged in therapy before and nothing seems to work, then I can help you understand why. Do you struggle to regulate your emotions and you do not understand why, then therapy can help you explore why you have unhelpful patterns of behaviour. This may relate to early life experiences.
I use of Cognitive Behaviour therapy, EMDR (Eye Movement Desentisation) for trauma based presentations and Schema therapy for childhood experiences.
Do your suffer with anxiety and do you want help, then I am able to help with this. Anxiety can plague you throughout your life. If this describes you then I can help you understand the reasons why. Have you engaged in therapy before and nothing seems to work, then I can help you understand why. Do you struggle to regulate your emotions and you do not understand why, then therapy can help you explore why you have unhelpful patterns of behaviour. This may relate to early life experiences.
0161 524 1327 View 0161 524 1327
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Feel Good CBT Manchester
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified
Manchester M20
I am a Member of the BABCP and a qualified Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) therapist.
Are you feeling anxious in social situations? Do you find it hard to stop or control worry? Are you feeling low and stuck in a rut? Or experiencing low self-esteem? Perhaps you’re having panic attacks or intrusive thoughts that are worrying you. Maybe you have experienced a trauma that you’re struggling to process or a phobia you want to overcome. These common difficulties can impact on your enjoyment and achievements in life; leading to patterns of avoidance, procrastinating or a need to be in control.
I am a Member of the BABCP and a qualified Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) therapist.
Are you feeling anxious in social situations? Do you find it hard to stop or control worry? Are you feeling low and stuck in a rut? Or experiencing low self-esteem? Perhaps you’re having panic attacks or intrusive thoughts that are worrying you. Maybe you have experienced a trauma that you’re struggling to process or a phobia you want to overcome. These common difficulties can impact on your enjoyment and achievements in life; leading to patterns of avoidance, procrastinating or a need to be in control.
0161 524 0542 View 0161 524 0542
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Sarah Bruce
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Manchester M3
There is strong research evidence for ACT & CBT for depression & anxiety difficulties.
Is anxiety or excessive worry getting in the way for your? Are you stuck in a pattern of negative thinking? Or are you finding it hard to live with a traumatic event? Difficult thoughts and emotions can be overwhelming. This suggests you would benefit from structured therapy to learn some new ways of coping.
There is strong research evidence for ACT & CBT for depression & anxiety difficulties.
Is anxiety or excessive worry getting in the way for your? Are you stuck in a pattern of negative thinking? Or are you finding it hard to live with a traumatic event? Difficult thoughts and emotions can be overwhelming. This suggests you would benefit from structured therapy to learn some new ways of coping.
01707 938825 View 01707 938825
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benbambercounselling
Counsellor, BACP
Verified
Manchester M14
I am a qualified person-centred counsellor, based in south Manchester. I specialise in person-centred counselling and cognitive behavioural therapy and offer both in person (walk and talk therapy and online sessions). I believe everyone should have the opportunity to feel listened too, accepted without fear of judgement and feel welcomed in a safe space. I have six years of experience working in mental clinical settings supporting individuals through addiction, eating disorders, psychosis, bipolar, PTSD and depression. My other passion is voluntary work supporting individuals with HIV/AIDS, fighting stigma.
I am a qualified person-centred counsellor, based in south Manchester. I specialise in person-centred counselling and cognitive behavioural therapy and offer both in person (walk and talk therapy and online sessions). I believe everyone should have the opportunity to feel listened too, accepted without fear of judgement and feel welcomed in a safe space. I have six years of experience working in mental clinical settings supporting individuals through addiction, eating disorders, psychosis, bipolar, PTSD and depression. My other passion is voluntary work supporting individuals with HIV/AIDS, fighting stigma.
0161 524 7327 View 0161 524 7327
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Sarah Schofield
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Manchester M45
CBT skills are used alongside talking therapy where appropriate to work towards your goals in a more solution-focused way.
Hi, I'm Sarah - welcome to my profile. Are you struggling to cope, confused or feeling overwhelmed? I'm here to listen. I am a qualified, experienced counsellor - my training enables me to support and empower you to make change towards a healthier and happier way of being. I work flexibly and adapt my approach to suit your individual needs. Sessions are always taken at your pace and focus on what you believe to be most important. Issues I commonly work with are: anxiety, childhood trauma, low self-esteem, bereavement and loss, family/relationship issues, work stress (inc education sector), attachment issues, depression/low mood.
CBT skills are used alongside talking therapy where appropriate to work towards your goals in a more solution-focused way.
Hi, I'm Sarah - welcome to my profile. Are you struggling to cope, confused or feeling overwhelmed? I'm here to listen. I am a qualified, experienced counsellor - my training enables me to support and empower you to make change towards a healthier and happier way of being. I work flexibly and adapt my approach to suit your individual needs. Sessions are always taken at your pace and focus on what you believe to be most important. Issues I commonly work with are: anxiety, childhood trauma, low self-esteem, bereavement and loss, family/relationship issues, work stress (inc education sector), attachment issues, depression/low mood.
0161 524 6855 View 0161 524 6855
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Jenni Benham
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Manchester M45
My name is Jenni, I am a qualified Person Centred and Cognitive Behavioural Therapist.
Are you feeling stuck and anxious? Looking for a Counsellor, but scared to take that step? It can be difficult to take that first step. Hi, I am Jenni, I offer you a calm and safe space for you to explore any issues or challenges you may be facing. I am a warm, empathic and non-judgemental Person Centred and CBT Counsellor. I am experienced in issues such as: Anxiety and depression, low self esteem, relationship issues, Grief and loss. I tailor the sessions to meet your needs, I help you gain more self awareness, give you some gentle challenge, and coping skills and techniques and Psycho Education to live a happier life.
My name is Jenni, I am a qualified Person Centred and Cognitive Behavioural Therapist.
Are you feeling stuck and anxious? Looking for a Counsellor, but scared to take that step? It can be difficult to take that first step. Hi, I am Jenni, I offer you a calm and safe space for you to explore any issues or challenges you may be facing. I am a warm, empathic and non-judgemental Person Centred and CBT Counsellor. I am experienced in issues such as: Anxiety and depression, low self esteem, relationship issues, Grief and loss. I tailor the sessions to meet your needs, I help you gain more self awareness, give you some gentle challenge, and coping skills and techniques and Psycho Education to live a happier life.
0161 524 2499 View 0161 524 2499
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Sana Gill
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Manchester M20  (Online Only)
I am trained in a range of evidence based psychological models including CBT, CAT, ACT and aspects of Narrative Therapy.
I work with individuals who are wanting to understand their emotional health further and to make sustainable and meaningful change to reduce experiences of distress. We work together with curiosity to explore life experiences both past and present to understand how these may have shaped and guided life choices and emotional experiences. We work through specific concerns, beliefs and behaviours which may be causing or maintaining your distress and find ways to make helpful changes to improve emotional well-being.
I am trained in a range of evidence based psychological models including CBT, CAT, ACT and aspects of Narrative Therapy.
I work with individuals who are wanting to understand their emotional health further and to make sustainable and meaningful change to reduce experiences of distress. We work together with curiosity to explore life experiences both past and present to understand how these may have shaped and guided life choices and emotional experiences. We work through specific concerns, beliefs and behaviours which may be causing or maintaining your distress and find ways to make helpful changes to improve emotional well-being.
0161 524 6440 View 0161 524 6440
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Jennifer Pennington Psychological Therapist Clinical Supervisor
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Manchester M38
Waitlist for new clients
I am trained as a counsellor, while also having further training in CBT, Soultion Focussed Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, NLP, Hypnotherapy, Transactional Analysis, Trauma, Anxiety, Stress, ADHD and more.
Founder of Seasons Well-being & Psychological Therapies. I have been in the counselling sector for 15 years working in and around the North West. During my time I have experienced a vast range of clients within the NHS, leading mental health charity's, employee assistance programmes, private insurance company's and primary schools. My experience is with a number of presenting issues such as Trauma, Anxiety, Low Self Esteem, Neuro-diversity, Work Place Stress/Conflict, Relationship difficulties, Addiction, Bereavement and Depression. I am also passionate about life coaching and achieving personal and professional goals.
I am trained as a counsellor, while also having further training in CBT, Soultion Focussed Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, NLP, Hypnotherapy, Transactional Analysis, Trauma, Anxiety, Stress, ADHD and more.
Founder of Seasons Well-being & Psychological Therapies. I have been in the counselling sector for 15 years working in and around the North West. During my time I have experienced a vast range of clients within the NHS, leading mental health charity's, employee assistance programmes, private insurance company's and primary schools. My experience is with a number of presenting issues such as Trauma, Anxiety, Low Self Esteem, Neuro-diversity, Work Place Stress/Conflict, Relationship difficulties, Addiction, Bereavement and Depression. I am also passionate about life coaching and achieving personal and professional goals.
01942 559809 View 01942 559809
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Phoebe Beveridge
Psychologist, MA, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Manchester M3
I'm a registered Clinical Psychologist working in the NHS & private practice, specialising in childhood trauma and early emotional wounding. Difficult childhood experiences shape us and often cause us to become stuck in self-defeating cognitive, behavioural, and interpersonal patterns as adults. I work with people to process their experiences and shift their repetitive unhelpful cycles, so they can finally getting into the driver's seat of their own life. + Feel free to have a look at my website, phoebebeveridge.com, for more information. +
I'm a registered Clinical Psychologist working in the NHS & private practice, specialising in childhood trauma and early emotional wounding. Difficult childhood experiences shape us and often cause us to become stuck in self-defeating cognitive, behavioural, and interpersonal patterns as adults. I work with people to process their experiences and shift their repetitive unhelpful cycles, so they can finally getting into the driver's seat of their own life. + Feel free to have a look at my website, phoebebeveridge.com, for more information. +
0161 524 5467 View 0161 524 5467
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Jo Chadwick
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Manchester M24
CBT training means (if appropriate) we can pinpoint unwanted feelings and attempt to reduce these by looking at thoughts and/or behaviours, using evidence based techniques.
Hi, I'm Jo, welcome to my profile. Are you feeling low, stuck, lost or anxious? I can help. I offer a safe space to help you try to understand your feelings and bring about positive change. Counselling can provide perspective, validation, clarity and a better awareness of self. I commonly deal with low mood, anxiety, loss, family/relationship problems, abuse, low self esteem, midlife/menopausal stresses.
CBT training means (if appropriate) we can pinpoint unwanted feelings and attempt to reduce these by looking at thoughts and/or behaviours, using evidence based techniques.
Hi, I'm Jo, welcome to my profile. Are you feeling low, stuck, lost or anxious? I can help. I offer a safe space to help you try to understand your feelings and bring about positive change. Counselling can provide perspective, validation, clarity and a better awareness of self. I commonly deal with low mood, anxiety, loss, family/relationship problems, abuse, low self esteem, midlife/menopausal stresses.
0161 543 0614 View 0161 543 0614
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Zoe Moss
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Manchester M21
I combine Person Centred Therapy to help you to identify changes you may like to make, and to work on a new way of being with CBT and coaching to help develop strategies for positive change.
I am a Counsellor and Psychotherapist based in Chorlton, South Manchester, offering in-person, online and walk and talk sessions. You may be struggling with a specific issue or pattern of behaviour and know already what you would like to talk about. Alternatively, you may be feeling anxious or depressed and need support with processing your feelings and emotions. Counselling may be able to offer a fresh perspective, or support you to make changes needed to get you to a better place. I offer space to talk and discuss current and past events. I am very open minded, nonjudgmental and happy to talk about difficult or challenging issues
I combine Person Centred Therapy to help you to identify changes you may like to make, and to work on a new way of being with CBT and coaching to help develop strategies for positive change.
I am a Counsellor and Psychotherapist based in Chorlton, South Manchester, offering in-person, online and walk and talk sessions. You may be struggling with a specific issue or pattern of behaviour and know already what you would like to talk about. Alternatively, you may be feeling anxious or depressed and need support with processing your feelings and emotions. Counselling may be able to offer a fresh perspective, or support you to make changes needed to get you to a better place. I offer space to talk and discuss current and past events. I am very open minded, nonjudgmental and happy to talk about difficult or challenging issues
0161 524 0976 View 0161 524 0976
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Daniel Quinn
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified
Manchester M30
I am a qualified CBT Therapist and a member of the BABCP.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a structured, psychological approach recommended by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) for the treatment of a number of common difficulties including: Depression, Panic Disorder, GAD (Worry) Social Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Health Anxiety and specific phobias. Additionally, I can offer support with issues such as low self esteem, anger, stress, poor sleep etc. You do not need a formal diagnosis, together we can collaboratively explore your thoughts and feelings.
I am a qualified CBT Therapist and a member of the BABCP.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a structured, psychological approach recommended by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) for the treatment of a number of common difficulties including: Depression, Panic Disorder, GAD (Worry) Social Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Health Anxiety and specific phobias. Additionally, I can offer support with issues such as low self esteem, anger, stress, poor sleep etc. You do not need a formal diagnosis, together we can collaboratively explore your thoughts and feelings.
0161 524 7167 View 0161 524 7167

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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.