How I use Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) in counselling?
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy focuses on how we think about a situation, how this makes us feel (emotionally and physically) and how we behave when those things occur. Sometimes we don’t know why we behave in a certain way or why we are triggered. I will work with you initially using counselling techniques to help you identify any thoughts or behaviours which are unhelpful and could be changed. The aim of CBT is for you to learn techniques and strategies to help you manage situations more effectively.
How long does CBT take to work?
The course of treatment usually lasts for between 5 and 20 sessions, depending on the issue or condition, with each session lasting 50 minutes.
What happens in a typical session?
- Restructuring or reframing a particular experience
- Guided discovery
- Keeping thought records
- Activity scheduling and behavioural activation
- Behavioural experiments
- Relaxation and stress reduction techniques
- Role playing
What can counselling with CBT help with?
- Anxiety which might include social anxiety, general anxiety disorder, anxiety caused by bullying
- Coping with stress
How much does a session cost?
Exploratory 30-min session: Free
Further sessions (50-minutes) £55 via video call online or telephone, block bookings of 6 sessions £50, for face-to-face sessions, please add £15 per session (concessions may be offered for clients with proof of claiming benefits and student counsellors – enquire for details)
If you’d like to sign up for a FREE exploratory session with Ann-Marie at Reset Mind, simply SMS MESSAGE ME on 07526185959 OR complete the form below to arrange your first session.