Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Complimentary and Natural Healthcare Council
Hertfordshire Wellbeing Centre
Stevenage Old Town,
daytimes, evenings and weekends
How Does CBT Work?
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CBT is a relatively flexible therapy that can be adapted to meet your particular needs. We have experience in helping people manage problems such as:
Anxiety and panic attacks
Low confidence/self esteem
Obsessive compulsive disorder, (OCD)
Sleep problems and insomnia
CBT can help you to make sense of overwhelming problems by breaking them down into smaller parts. This makes it easier to see how they are connected and how they affect you. These parts are:
A Situation - a problem, event or difficult scenarios, (activating event).
Thoughts, (how you think about the event, the worries you have, the beliefs you hold and the interpretations you make. This then impacts on:
Your emotions. This refers to the emotional buttons your thoughts press; for example: anxiety, fears, stress or depression to name just a few.
Actions. How you respond to your thoughts, emotions and physical feelings. For example; using avoidance to hide from anxiety or use anger to defend yourself emotionally.
CBT is based on the idea that the way we think about situations can affect the way we feel and behave.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is Your Key to Success
For example, if you interpret a situation negatively then you might experience negative emotions as a result, and those bad feelings might then lead you to behave in a certain way.
CBT deals with your current problems, rather than needlessly focusing on issues from your past.
The strength of our CBT sessions is that it trains you to be your own therapist.
You learn how to challenge the negative and worrying thoughts that have a negative impact on you; in turn you develop effective coping strategies to manage the problems you experience.
Although an understanding of you past and how you to where you are now is important, our CBT sessions look for practical ways to improve your state of mind in the here and now.