What Is Cognitive - Behavioural
In this 'the age of anxiety' many
people seek professional help for
a broad spectrum of occupational,
family or emotional problems.
Depression and anxiety are the
most common of psychological
problems, with around 60-70% of
adults experiencing symptoms of
depression, and as many as 27% of
people experiencing an anxiety
state at some time during their
CBT is an educational approach
based on scientific principles
which help the client to
understand their problems, and how
these affect their thoughts,
feelings and behaviours. The focus
of the therapy is to enable
clients to generate solutions to
problems based on techniques
learned in therapy, which are more
effective than their present
CBT has been shown to be at least
as effective as anti-depressant
medication, but superior to
medication in the prevention of
relapse, and recurrence of
illness. Sessions last fifty
minutes for one to one counselling
and ninety minutes for couples.
Sessions are either weekly or
bi-weekly and take place over an
average of 12 - 20 sessions,
depending on the nature and
severity of the problem.
How can Cognitive - Behavioural
Therapy help you?
CBT can help you learn to:
Change negative thinking
patterns which keep you from
fulfilling your life goals.
Become more in control of your
life rather than feeling
powerless to change.
Develop better self-esteem and
Raise self-awareness, and gain
a clearer sense of direction.
Learn state of the art,
social, interpersonal, and
What sort of problems can CBT help with?
The research on Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy has been extensive and is an effective form of counselling, particularly for the following areas
Chronic Fatigue / M.E.
Divorce / Separation
Drug / Alcohol Problems
Low Self Esteem
Post Traumatic Stress
Relationship, Family and
Sleep Problems / Insomnia
Work Related Stress
Our deepest fear is not that we
Our deepest fear is that we are
powerful beyond measure
It is our light, not our
darkness, that most frightens
We ask ourselves:
'Who am I to be brilliant,
gorgeous, talented, fabulous?'
Actually, who are you not to
You are a child of God.
Your playing small doesn't serve
There is nothing enlightening
about shrinking so that other
people around you won't feel
We are all meant to shine as
We are born to manifest the glory
of God that is within us.
It is not just in some of us; it
is in everyone.
And as we let our light shine, we
unconsciously give other people
permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own
fear, our presence automatically
Taken from Nelson Mandela's