Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

What is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)?

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy or CBT is a powerful psychotherapeutic approach to understanding and overcoming a wide range of psychological problems. I offer a number of programs on a variety of topics.

  • Asserting Yourself – Improving Your Assertiveness
  • Back from the Bluez – coping with depression
  • Building Body Acceptance
  • Keeping Your Balance
  • Family Difficulty
  • Fears/Phobias
  • Grief/Bereavement
  • Helping Health Anxiety
  • Panic Attacks
  • Perfectionism – Overcoming perfectionism
  • Procrastination – Putting off procrastination
  • Improving Self- Esteem
  • Shyness – Coping with Social Anxiety
  • Life Transitions
  • Sleeping Problems
  • Worries – Mastering your worries

Most doctors today request CBT for their patients because unlike traditional forms of talk therapy, CBT is:

  • Short-term
  • Goal-directed
  • Active and collaborative
  • Focused on problems in the “here and now”
  • Skill-building
  • Research based

CBT helps you to:

  • Understand how you think about yourself, the world and other people
  • Recognize how and what you do affects your thoughts and feelings
  • Set achievable goals and work towards them

CBT suggests that problems are often of our own making. It’s not the situation itself that makes us unhappy, but how we interpret (Cognitive), and react (Behaviour) to that particular event that causes us psychological distress. CBT can help you to change unhelpful aspects of how you think (“Cognitive”) and what you do (“Behaviour”). These changes can help you feel better.

The objective of CBT is to give you the skills so that you can “do it yourself” and work out your own ways of tackling these problems.

For a free telephone consultation please call Larry (416) 546-5511

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