Finding the Right Counsellor for CBT in Victoria, Vancouver or Kelowna
At Waypoint, we will help match you to the most appropriate counsellor for your unique situation. We have many counsellors in our network that have extensive experience in providing Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). We offer in-person counselling in Victoria, Vancouver and Kelowna. If there isn’t a counsellor in your area, we can match you with a counsellor that offers online counselling.
All of our counsellors offer sessions by phone or online with a secure video link.
What is CBT?
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a form of counselling therapy that can help you manage your problems by changing the way you think and behave.
It’s most commonly used to treat anxiety and depression, and can be useful for other mental and physical health problems such as eating disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder, panic attacks, phobias, post traumatic stress disorder, and insomnia among others.
How does Cognitive Behavioural Therapy work?
CBT is based on the concept that your thoughts, feelings, physical sensations, and actions are interconnected, and that negative thoughts and feelings can trap you in a negative cycle.
CBT aims to help you deal with overwhelming problems in a more positive way by breaking them down into smaller parts. You’re shown how to change these negative patterns to improve the way you feel.
Unlike some other talking treatments, CBT deals with your current problems, rather than focusing on issues from your past. It looks for practical ways to improve your daily state of mind.
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Will CBT help me? What can I expect from CBT?
If CBT is recommended, you’ll usually have a session with a therapist once a week or once every 2 weeks.
The course of treatment usually lasts for between 6 and 20 sessions. During the sessions, you’ll work with your therapist to break down your problems into their separate parts, such as your thoughts, physical feelings, and actions.
You and your therapist will analyse these areas to work out if they’re unrealistic or unhelpful, and to determine the effect they have on each other and on you.
Your therapist will then be able to help you work out how to change unhelpful thoughts and behaviours.
After working out what you can change, your therapist will ask you to practise these changes in your daily life and you’ll discuss how you got on during the next session.
The eventual aim of therapy is to teach you to apply the skills you have learnt during treatment to your daily life.
This should help you manage your problems and stop them having a negative impact on your life, even after your course of treatment finishes.
Where to get the right counsellor for CBT?
Finding the right counsellor is very important. The fit between a person and their counsellor is the most important factor in getting the right results quickly. At Waypoint Counselling Network, we have a team of strong therapists who all have expertise in helping clients manage anxiety and stress. But everyone is different and has their own histories and preferences. Reach out to us and we can help to match you with the strongest counsellor for your individual situation. Alternatively, you can complete our online matching survey and a professional will be in touch with you about recommended counsellors.