Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) for Individuals
Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) is a faster, evidence-based approach to psychological issues, with emphasis on coping both now and into the future.
Cognitive behaviour therapy is typically a 4- 12 session process, especially when the issue is an anxiety disorder or stress-related. The objective is to get you to the point where you can—and do—use the tools you learn. In this way you quickly become independent of, instead of dependent on, the therapist.
CBT is collaborative in the sense that we work together to make sense of where you are, identify where you want to be, and then form a plan to get you there as quickly as possible.
You can rest assured that CBT techniques have been widely researched and tested for many decades. It’s been proven to be as effective as medication in altering states of anxiety and depression, as well as being important in preventing relapse.
CBT is especially relevant for:
- Anxiety disorders, especially panic and social anxiety.
- Stress management and building resilience: add to your coping resources in order to meet the demands of daily living; tailored resources to fit your individual life circumstances and personality.
- Work-life balance for working parents, combined with coaching for those building a career.
- Personal branding: identify your natural strengths, determine what fits authentically, integrate your brand within your system.
- Life-skills training: assertion, social skills, presentations, mindfulness.
This YouTube video will give you some tips on choosing a CBT therapist, as well as handling stress, and a bit about panic attacks.