We offer cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) to help you overcome negative thoughts and behaviours that may be holding you back from living the life you deserve. Our team of experienced therapists is committed to providing you with a supportive and compassionate environment where you can explore your feelings and find the tools you need to make lasting changes.
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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
What is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy?
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is a form of talk therapy that focuses on identifying and changing negative thought patterns and behaviours. It is based on the idea that our thoughts, emotions, and behaviours are interconnected and that by changing our thoughts, we can change our behaviours and ultimately improve our mental health.
CBT is a goal-oriented therapy that focuses on specific issues that are negatively impacting your life. It is a structured, time-limited therapy that typically lasts between 12-20 sessions. The therapy is highly effective for treating a variety of mental health conditions, including anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder.
At Skylark Counselling, we use evidence-based CBT techniques to help our clients make lasting changes. We believe that every individual is unique and tailor our approach to meet the specific needs of each client.
How Does CBT Work?
CBT is a collaborative process between the therapist and client. It involves identifying negative thoughts and behaviours and developing strategies to change them. CBT is a highly structured therapy that involves the following steps:
- Identify Negative Thoughts: The first step in CBT is to identify negative thoughts or beliefs that may be contributing to your mental health issues. Your therapist will work with you to identify these thoughts and help you to challenge and change them.
- Develop New Thoughts and Behaviours: Once negative thoughts and beliefs have been identified, your therapist will work with you to develop new, positive thoughts and behaviours that can replace the negative ones.
- Practice New Thoughts and Behaviours: CBT is an active therapy that requires you to practice new thoughts and behaviours outside of therapy sessions. Your therapist will provide you with homework assignments and support to help you practice the skills you learn in therapy.
- Monitor Progress: Throughout your CBT sessions, your therapist will monitor your progress and make adjustments to your treatment plan as necessary.
The Client Experience at Skylark Counselling
We understand that seeking therapy can be a daunting experience, and we want to make the process as comfortable as possible for you. When you book an appointment with us, you can expect a warm and welcoming environment where you can feel safe to explore your thoughts and feelings.
Our therapists are trained to provide personalized care to each client. We take the time to listen to your concerns, and we work with you to develop a customized treatment plan that fits your needs. We are committed to providing you with the tools and techniques you need to make positive changes in your life.
What to Expect in a CBT Session
During your first CBT session, your therapist will spend time getting to know you and understanding your concerns. They will ask you questions about your thoughts, emotions, and behaviours to help identify the negative patterns that are impacting your life.
Based on your unique needs, your therapist will then develop a customized treatment plan that outlines the goals of therapy and the techniques that will be used to achieve them. CBT is a highly structured therapy, and your therapist will work with you to develop a roadmap for your treatment.
In subsequent sessions, you will work with your therapist to identify and challenge negative thoughts and behaviours. You will learn new skills and techniques to help you manage your emotions and cope with difficult situations.
CBT is an active therapy, and you will be expected to complete homework assignments and practice the skills you learn in therapy between sessions. Your therapist will provide you with feedback and support as you work towards your treatment goals.
Booking an Appointment with Skylark Counselling
Booking an appointment with us is easy. Simply book a counsellor match consultation or book directly with the counsellor of your choosing. You can choose from a variety of appointment times that fit your schedule, and we will do our best to accommodate your needs.
We offer both in-person and online therapy sessions, so you can choose the format that works best for you. We understand that your time is valuable, and we strive to make the booking process as quick and easy as possible.
Reach out for Support
If you are struggling with anxiety, depression, or other mental health challenges, cognitive-behavioural therapy may be the right solution for you. At Skylark Counselling, we are committed to providing you with a compassionate and supportive environment where you can explore your thoughts and feelings and make positive changes in your life.
Our team of experienced therapists is dedicated to compassionately supporting people in finding fulfillment through integrity and authenticity.