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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Jo offers individual and group CBT and has extensive experience in using CBT with people from all walks of life, for all sorts of difficulties.

What is CBT?

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is based on the understanding that the way we think and the things we do affect the way we feel. So, by doing things differently and looking at things from a different perspective, it is possible to change how we feel about things.

CBT offers a new way of looking at things. A fresh approach, to help a person to manage better and be happier.

Jo uses CBT to help people learn new skills for dealing with problems, for example:

* If a person has low self-esteem, working towards increasing confidence and self-belief can help

* If a person is a worrier, learning not to avoid situations can reduce worry. Confronting fears in a gradual and manageable way can reduce anxiety and improve tolerance of uncertainty.

* If a person feeling fed up, being more active or recording thoughts so that they can be considered from a different perspective, can improve mood.

* If a person wants to improve their sports performance, looking at what’s currently maintaining progress and trying out psychological techniques can enhance focus and belief.


What is CBT used for?

CBT is helpful for treating many conditions, some examples include:

* Stress

* Low confidence, low self-esteem, nervousness

* Relationship issues

* Life changing situations

* Sleep problems

* Low mood and depression

* Anxiety, panic, shyness and social anxiety (e.g. presentation nerves, performance anxiety etc.)

* Phobias

* Chronic physical health problems such as pain and fatigue

* Improving sports performance

* Anger management

* Eating problems

* Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

* Trauma and Post Traumatic Stress


Can CBT help me?

Our mental health and mental wellbeing are on a continuum.

Sometimes we feel great, other days we can feel awful. That is totally normal. However, when a person begins to have more bad days than good and starts to think that things will never change, therapy may be a suitable solution.

Alternatively, CBT could also be helpful for those who are happy with most areas in life, but would like to further improve certain aspects for example at work, home or in relationships.

If you would like to see if CBT could be helpful for you, Jo offers a no-obligation FREE 20 minute consultation.

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