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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy(CBT)

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a type of therapy that helps people deal with mental health issues, like anxiety and depression. However, it’s not just for mental health problems.

As a Life Coach and mental health therapist, I use the strategies and techniques of CBT to help people improve their quality of life and achieve their ambitions and goals. On this page, I will share the benefits of using CBT in psychotherapy and life coaching. Plus, I share a story about how it helped a client named Louise* (not her real name) overcome her relationship issues and procrastination.

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What is CBT?

CBT is a type of therapy that helps people change negative ways of thinking and behaviour to improve their mental health and well-being. Often, we hold deep-rooted beliefs (which we are unaware of) that may be false and unhelpful. These beliefs then shape our thought patterns and behaviours.

CBT helps us to investigate these unhelpful beliefs, thought patterns and behaviours so that we can improve on them and help us think, feel, and act in a more helpful manner.

A therapist or coach leads the therapy and teaches individuals new skills and strategies to manage their thoughts and behaviours in a structured and goal-oriented way.

  • I am looking for CBT Therapy near me

    I provide in-person CBT therapy sessions in Comrie, near Perth, Scotland. I also provide on-line sessions if you prefer.  Please get in touch if you would like to find out more and book a session.

    What are the benefits of CBT in Psychotherapy?

    CBT has been effective in treating many mental health issues, including anxiety, depression, and PTSD, and can help people make progress towards their goals in several ways:

    • Structure

    • CBT provides a structure for a goal-oriented approach to therapy

    • Speed

    • CBT is a time-limited treatment, so individuals can rapidly see improvements in their mental health.

    • Tailored strategies

    • CBT teaches practical skills and strategies that individuals can apply in their daily lives to manage their mental health issues.

    • Empowering

    • CBT can help people feel strong and in charge of their mental health by instructing them in new strategies and techniques.

    What are the benefits of CBT in Life Coaching?

    CBT is also useful for life coaching and personal development in the following ways:

    • Structure

    • It helps people set and achieve their life goals in a more structured and goal-oriented way.

    • Self-awareness

    • CBT can help people build self-awareness, which is crucial for personal growth and development.

    • Tailored strategies

    • People learn practical skills and strategies from CBT, which they can apply to different areas of their lives, like work, relationships, and personal growth.

    • Confidence

    • By learning new coping skills and strategies, people can feel more confident in their ability to achieve success.

    Louise’s * (not her real name) journey with CBT

    Louise had been struggling with relationship issues and procrastination for several years. She felt stuck and didn’t know how to move forward. She sought help from a therapist who used CBT.

    Louise found the structured approach of CBT helpful, as it gave her a coherent plan for tackling her issues. Louise had adopted negative ways of thinking like ‘I’m not good enough’ and ‘I’ll never find love’; however, she learnt to challenge these through the use of CBT.

    She also learned practical strategies for managing her procrastination, such as breaking down tasks into smaller steps and using positive self-talk to motivate herself. Over time, Louise saw significant improvements in her mental health and quality of life. She felt more confident and empowered and could apply the skills she learned in therapy to other areas of her life, like her job and personal relationships.

  • Secondary benefits of CBT

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      Cheaper solution

      CBT is a more cost-effective treatment than many other forms of therapy or medication. 

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      Health and wellness

      Improve physical health by reducing stress and improving sleep.

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      Personal growth and development

      Improve communication skills, problem-solving skills, and self-awareness.

    As you can see, CBT is an effective therapy that can help people overcome mental health issues and achieve their goals. Its structured and goal-oriented approach can provide people with practical skills and strategies to manage their thoughts and behaviours. I use CBT in psychotherapy to treat mental health issues and in life coaching to help people achieve their goals.

    With its focus on changing negative ways of thinking and behaviour, CBT can help people feel more empowered and in control of their mental health. Whether you’re struggling with mental health issues or seeking personal growth and development, CBT can help you achieve your goals and live a happier, more fulfilling life.

    CBT: Frequently asked questions 

  • What’s the difference between CBT and other forms of coaching?

    A: CBT is a more structured and goal-oriented approach than traditional talk therapy.

    It focuses on changing negative ways of thinking and behaviour to improve mental health.

    How long does CBT take to work?

    A: The time it takes for CBT to be effective can vary depending on the person and their specific needs and situation.

    Can therapists carry out CBT online?

    A: Yes, people can do CBT online through video conferencing platforms such as Zoom.

    Online CBT is becoming more popular because it allows people to receive therapy from the comfort of their own homes.

    Is CBT effective for everyone?

    A: CBT has been effective for a variety of mental health issues, but it may not be effective for everyone. The effectiveness of CBT can vary depending on the individual and their unique needs and situation.

    I use it in combination with other therapies which help to get to the root cause of issues more thoroughly such as Mindfulness Based Cognitive therapy (a combination of Mindfulness and CBT), and where necessary The Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) for deep rooted trauma, combined with Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP) to quell the physical reactions involved with PTSD.

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