Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) can be used in its own right as a talking therapy or within hypnotherapy (Hypno-CBT) to help any problem or situation where a person’s style of thinking is causing them emotional upset.

A person’s thoughts, attitudes and beliefs form the basis of how they interpret situations and react to people and situations. Our thinking directly affects our emotions and consequently our actions. These then feed back to our brain which learns to develop habitual unhelpful ways of reacting to certain situations and further strengthens our beliefs and attitudes.

CBT helps you to identify unhelpful thinking patterns within therapy so a person can learn to change the way they are thinking and feeling to a more balanced healthy state allowing their attitudes and beliefs to be more measured, accurate and helpful. CBT offers a person coping skills and long term strategies to deal with challenging situations in life and prevent relapse. It also helps a person feel comfortable about themselves, builds confidence and encourages them to create a better way of living their life.

CBT within hypnotherapy is often used when helping clients with depression, anxiety, panic disorders, phobias, sleep problems, eating disorders, obsessive compulsive behaviour or those who have anger problems. It also can be used to help improve confidence and self esteem, to break habits, for stress management and to help a person achieve their goals.