What Is Cognitive Behaviour Therapy?
Cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) is a type of psychotherapy, or talking therapy, commonly used in treating anxiety, depression and other mental problems. It can also help an individual deal with grief, reduce stress and handle complicated relationships. It works on the concept that modification of a person’s beliefs, actions, and feelings can enable them to better face different life challenges.
In CBT, a person is taught by a CBT therapist how to identify, challenge, and get rid of negative thoughts. Practical self-help strategies are introduced to bring about positive changes in a person’s life. CBT is a goal-oriented and problem-specific approach requiring the active involvement of the individual. The focus is on current challenges, behaviours, and thoughts.
Why See A Cognitive Behaviour Therapist?
You may chose to see a CBT therapist because:
It may be successful where medication has not helped
The structured nature of the treatment along with the inclusive nature of the therapy and ‘homework’ appeal to you.
The strategies involved can be applied to your everyday life even after completing the treatment
Treatment is often effective in a shorter timescale than with normal therapy
Liz McCaughey is a highly effective counsellor, psychotherapist, presenter and author who specialises in practical applications of emotional intelligence and mindfulness for business in order to maximize performance, create cohesive teams and maintain wellness.
Liz’s extensive international experience includes supporting and presenting to corporations (e.g. Shell Australia; St John’s Ambulance, Australia), Universities (e.g. Curtin University, Australia; Edith Cowen University, Australia) and the military (e.g. Royal Australian Air Force, Pierce, Australia) with group workshops, bespoke sessions and individual coaching.
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Within her private practice, based in Hong Kong & Australia, Liz’s unique approach to therapy provides a supportive and safe environment. This gives her clients the freedom to explore their issues in depth. Liz’s courses provide robust and practical strategies, for dealing with life. Liz’s goal is to empower people through knowledge and psychological awareness combined with impactful techniques embedded in mindfulness and meditation.