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CBT Counselling & Psychotherapy
Life is full of ups and downs, and can go from one extreme to another without warning. Sometimes these life challenges are too difficult to handle ourselves, making it difficult to find and restore balance.
As solution-focused therapists, our aim is to help you better understand and overcome your personal challenges so that you can progress to a more positive state-of-mind and happier life.
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At CBT Counselling we offer a range of clinically proven psychotherapeutic treatments to assist you manage and overcome such challenges as:
- Mood Swings
- Anger Issues
- Low Self-Esteem
- Grief & Bereavement
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders
- Eating Disorders
- Substance Dependence
- Trauma & PTSD/PTSI
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These and many other conditions can come about as a result of a life changing event or long-term accumulative stress triggers, including from:
- Relationship Breakdown
- Loss of a loved one
- Interpersonal & Workplace Conflicts
- Childhood Abuse
- Chronic Pain & Illness
- Life Difficulties & Transitions
- Loneliness & Social Isolation
- Financial Stress
- Feelings of Meaningless
- Genetics, Brain chemistry
- Trauma Life events
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Counselling Offers Many Benefits
Counselling is often the first and usually one of the best weapons we have against a range of challenging mental-health issues like depression, complicated-grief and anxiety to name just a few.
But counselling is not just for mental-health issues, it’s also an effective strategy for dealing with relationship problems and other difficult life events. Indeed, counselling is a multi-faceted therapeutic approach to dealing with many of life’s challenges.
For example, many people find that they are held-back by their own narrow and finite views of themselves which can act to constrain them in achieving their life’s desires and goals – some people even hold back from seeking a promotion because they harbour intense and debilitative emotions of self-doubt, unworthiness or fated defeatism. Counselling can help you to bolster your ‘facilitative emotions’ to outweigh those debilitative emotions and teach you how to become a more assertive and resilient person, so as to achieve some of life’s seemingly illusive goals:
- A Less Stressful Life
- Happiness & Fulfilment
- Achievement & Success
- Freedom & Wellbeing
- A More Balanced Life
- A Better Understanding of You
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Online Counselling Services
Too busy or live too far away to make it to the office? No problem! We can provide you online therapy from the comfort of your own home.
Online therapy is a new idea to a lot of people, so we’ve made the experience as easy as possible. You can access our online counselling service immediately and get caring, effective and evidence based support when you need it.
Thanks to our new Online Counselling service, we can now offer counselling and psychotherapeutic services regardless of where you live in Australia. To learn more about our online counselling services, please click on the button below:
Counselling for Anxiety & Depression
Did you know, in Australia the most prevalent mental disorders are depression and anxiety related. Often, these types of disorders occur in combination. For example, a person with an anxiety disorder is more likely to develop depression.
Occasional anxiety is a normal emotion that almost everyone experiences. For instance, you may feel anxious before an important interview, speaking in front of an audience, or on the first day of a new job. However, excessive anxiety levels can negatively impact your quality of life. If your anxiety is affecting your life’s enjoyment it might be time to get help.
Depression is a mental health disorder which affects mood, including how you feel, think, and behave. Of course, everyone feels sad sometimes, but when it starts to affect your ability to perform daily tasks and enjoy things that typically bring you happiness, you may be suffering from depression. In severe cases (Manic Depressive Disorder), depression can increase a person’s risk of self-harm.
CBT is a great option if you’re struggling with Anxiety or Depression
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is an effective therapeutical treatment for a wide range of mental and emotional health issues, including for anxiety and depression.
Research has shown CBT to be particularly effective in the treatment of panic disorder, phobias, social anxiety disorder, and generalised anxiety disorders, and major depressive disorders (MDD) among many other conditions.
Essentially, CBT focuses on changing unhelpful and unhealthy cognitive distortions (e.g. thoughts, beliefs, and attitudes) and behaviours in order to improve one’s emotional regulation and behavioural responses. Ultimately, CBT therapy aims to equip clients with the tools to change their maladaptive cognitive and behavioural patterns.
Taking the First Step
Taking the first step in seeking out therapy can be daunting for any person. But it is this first step that is most important. It is the first step in addressing whatever issue is robbing you of your right to life’s enjoyment.
While it is never too late to seek out professional help, the sooner you do the better the possibility of assisting you identify and alleviate the problems affecting you.
Free Preliminary Phone Consultation
To help you decide if you are ready to begin therapy, we offer a free 10-minute phone consultation in which we can discuss the problems you are experiencing. You will have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have and together we can decide the next step forward.
CBT Counselling & Psychotherapy – Sydney & Parramatta CBD
Supporting a healthy approach to life’s challenges through counselling.
You are not a drop in the ocean, you are the ocean in a drop“
If you require any further information about our Counselling and Psychotherapeutic services, please phone or email us via the ‘Contact Us‘ / ‘Phone‘ buttons displayed on your screen.
CBT Counselling & Psychotherapy assures clients a high level of discretion and confidentiality. Indeed, confidentiality includes not just the contents of therapy, but often the fact that a client is in therapy.
For example, it is common that therapists will not acknowledge their clients if they run into them outside of therapy in an effort to protect client confidentiality.
High Profile Clients
CBT Counselling understands that for high-profile business people and celebrities, confidentiality is paramount. For this reason, a number of specific strategies have been developed to afford clients an extra level of confidentiality.
The information provided on this website (www.cbtcounselling.com.au) is offered as general educational content only. The information herein should not be considered as advice, nor should it be used to treat, assess or diagnose a psychological condition, nor should it be used as an alternative to obtaining professional advice, diagnosis or assessment from a mental health professional.
In severe cases of a mental health disorder, including severe cases of any those disorders described herein, or any others such as bipolar disorder, psychosis or schizophrenia, medication may need to be prescribed to the sufferer. Only a Psychiatrist can legally prescribe medications to address such disorders, for example antipsychotic drugs and antidepressants.
If at any time you are concerned about your personal safety or the safety of another person, please contact your local hospital emergency department, or otherwise contact emergency services on 000 for immediate assistance. Where there is not an immediate emergency ‘Lifeline’ may also be able to provide assistance on 13 11 14.
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