Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) services from experienced Cognitive Behavioural (CBT) therapists in Victoria, the Westshore and Nanaimo, BC. Contact us to book a free and confidential consultation.
CBT is an evidence based approach recommended by medical professionals. It is used to address a wide range of specific issues including anxiety, eating disorders, self-esteem, anger, addiction, chronic pain and depression. By focusing on the way people think and act, a counsellor trained in CBT addresses the emotional and physical feelings to help develop positive behaviours. With years of research, CBT is a widely accepted and effective way to manage and treat these various issues.
How does Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) work?
The first step is finding the root of the problem in order to develop appropriate skills to overcome the issue. With guidance from your counsellor, you will develop skills that help manage the problem and regain control over situations. By practicing techniques, you develop patterns that eventually become part of your daily routine.
What can I expect from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)?
Your counsellor will help you set goals and work towards achieving them by practicing the methods and solutions you develop together. The tools that you develop will be specific to your particular situation and are built to effectively address the issues at hand.
Is CBT an effective treatment?
CBT is proven to be one of the most effective treatments for anxiety, stress and depression along with issues that are related to these root causes. It has also shown to be effective for disordered eating, anger issues, chronic pain and addiction. CBT can be as or more effective than antidepressants, depending on the individual. In a nutshell- it gives a person effective and easy to learn tools to change the way they think and to STOP unhelpful loops of negative thinking.