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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Brisbane

CFHP offers Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) in Brisbane, for individuals looking for effective, supportive, and behavioural-focused counselling. Most commonly used to manage and treat mental health conditions like anxiety and depression, CBT focuses on addressing negative thought patterns.

Our CBT Brisbane psychologists have the knowledge and experience to help you find relief from whatever challenges you may be struggling with. Whether it be a lack of motivation, a history of depression, trauma, anxiety, addiction, or confidence – CBT offers a safe, engaging, and effective therapy that can result in an overall better quality of life.

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What is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy?

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a form of psychological treatment that aims to identify, influence, and change negative thoughts and feelings that impact an individual’s behaviour and quality of life.

CBT is a widely researched, tried and tested psychological therapy, which has been shown and proven to be extremely effective in helping those who are affected by mental health concerns like depression and anxiety. CBT is practised by psychologists and counsellors, with the primary goal of challenging negative thoughts and feelings alongside the provision of practical strategies for self-empowerment.

What can CBT therapy help with?

CBT can be used to treat a wide range of mental health and psychological conditions such as:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety disorders (social phobia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder)
  • Hypochondria (anxiety about one’s health)
  • Emotional or behavioural issues in children or adolescents
  • Addiction and substance abuse
  • Irrational fears
  • Eating disorders (bulimia, anorexia)
  • Low self-esteem
  • Marital or relationship struggles
  • Insomnia
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How does it work?

CBT works by applying both “cognitive therapy” and “behavioural therapy” in tandem. 

Applied through counselling with our psychologists, CBT can help affected individuals to… 

  • Learn how to recognise and challenge negative thinking that creates problems
  • Gain a better understanding of the behaviour and motivation of others
  • Use targeted strategies to cope with difficult situations
  • Develop a greater sense of self-confidence 
  • Face their fears instead of avoiding them
  • Gain strategies to navigate potentially difficult interactions with others
  • Find ways to calm the mind and relax the body when faced with stress
  • Promote healthier thinking and behaviour
  • Enjoy a more favourable quality of life

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What happens during CBT sessions?

A therapy session using CBT will generally start with an initial consultation to better understand the main issues you are facing. This first step is important to establish a treatment plan that is tailored to your concerns, and the CBT techniques that are going to be most effective.

Once we have a clear understanding of your concerns, we will help to explain it to you and provide you with resources to help you learn more about what you are struggling with. By coming to terms with your concerns, you may find more comfort in the knowledge that you can overcome them. 

During CBT sessions, our psychologists will primarily interact with you through counselling. Each session is a safe space for you to share your thoughts and feelings freely, and our psychologists will provide a positive voice to challenge any negative thinking to help you gain more perspective on your situation. As part of the treatment, counsellors will also provide you with simple practices that you can carry out on your own whenever you feel negatively affected by a trigger or a situation. 

The effectiveness of CBT is also reliant on how receptive and cooperative you are with it, and it’s important that you keep the goal of your recovery in mind throughout the process.

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    If you are seeking support from a qualified psychologist, cognitive behavioural therapy is one of the most popular and common therapies offered by the team at CFHP. Whatever you’re facing, our team of psychologists are dedicated to creating a space where you can safely seek the support you need. With over 15 years of providing quality mental health care to individuals, we offer a compassionate and culturally diverse approach to psychology treatments. Book an appointment with CFHP today using the form.

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