What is Cognitive Therapy?
Cognitive Therapy is based on neuroscience and works from a modern understanding of the mind and the `mind-body connection’. It helps people overcome their difficulties and limiting beliefs to create changes in areas that are of most importance to them.
Its a highly individualised approach which uses techniques and interventions including Gestalt Therapy, Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), Positive Psychology, and CBT.
No two clients receive the same treatment and every person is considered individual because we all construct our experiences of life in different ways from each other.
Cognitive Therapy believes that all behaviours have a positive purpose, and that 90% of what we do is unconsciously driven, so the problems we experience are the result of unconscious thought processes based on miscalculations – like misinterpretations of childhood experiences, or significant emotional events which lead to actions designed to bring a benefit, even though they often don’t. Its about ‘waking’ the person up so they remain in control of their actions rather than being hijacked into behavior that they don’t want such as smoking, over-eating, excessive drinking or depression.
It can be of help with a great number of problems from General Anxiety Disorders, Stress and Depression, to Weight issues, binge drinking or confidence problems. Rather than treating people just for their diagnostic labels, therapy sessions are tailored to the unique way in which you see & experience the world.
This is a brief form of therapy, and depending on what you would like help with, appointments usually consist of somewhere between 4 to 16 sessions to help make the changes you desire become lasting.
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