What is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy?

Cognitive behavioural therapy is a commonly used approach in mental health counselling. It's based on the idea that our thoughts, feelings, and actions are all interconnected. And, that negative thoughts, distorted beliefs, and irrational fears can lead to problematic issues like anxiety, depression, eating disorders, stress, and anger.
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CBT helps you understand your own thinking patterns and behaviours, so that you can actively challenge them if they are causing problems for you. It also helps you identify the situations and events that trigger these unhealthy patterns, so that you can cope with them in the future. It is a popular approach because it is practical and easy to use. The skills learned will help you manage difficult situations by changing your behaviour rather than avoiding them altogether or letting yourself get overwhelmed by them. They'll also help prevent emotional problems from getting worse over time by empowering you to take control.

What Can CBT Help With?

Anger Issues Individual Therapy

Anger Issues

Learn to identify the thoughts and behaviours that make you angry. CBT enables you to change your thinking patterns to prevent the anger from becoming overwhelming.
Anxiety Disorders Individual Therapy

Anxiety Disorders

With cognitive behavioural therapy, you can reduce anxiety, panic attacks and phobias. This is done by helping you recognize and challenge the unhelpful beliefs that trigger fears and worries.
Depression Individual Therapy

Depression

This treatment helps people learn how to identify negative thoughts and feelings that lead to depression, self harm or suicidal ideation. Then, learn to replace them with more positive ones.

Prenatal Issues

New mothers have it hard. CBT can help women cope with changes that come with pregnancy by creating realistic goals; and, overcoming negative feelings they may be experiencing.
Self Esteem Individual Therapy

Self Esteem

CBT provides practical and evidence-based techniques to transform negative self-perceptions and build a more positive, realistic, and sustainable sense of self-worth and esteem.

Sleep Problems

CBT can be used to treat insomnia by helping individuals identify and change the thoughts that contribute to their sleep problems so they can get some much needed sleep.
Stress Individual Therapy

Stress & Burnout

CBT helps people learn to manage their stress and prevent burnout by identifying the sources of your stress, helping you gain perspective and teaching you strategies to handle any situation.

How Does It Work?

Cognitive behavioural therapy helps you develop the skills to manage your feelings more effectively by breaking down your problems into smaller steps. This helps you get through them one at a time instead of feeling overwhelmed. The process starts with identifying what's causing you stress or anxiety in the first place. Then we'll work together to identify any negative thoughts or beliefs that are contributing to your situation. Once we've identified those thoughts, we can start to change them so they're more positive and realistic. From there, we'll work on effective strategies to help you cope with stressful situations in the future so they don't feel so overwhelming anymore.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapists

Arian Guedes
Virtual and In-Person

Arian Guedes

Registered Psychologist
$220 per hour
Arian has over 10 years of experience providing counselling to couples and adult individuals with anger issues, anxiety, trauma & PTSD, relationship issues, depression, identity concerns, low self-esteem, work-related issues, and more.
Jacey Weiler
Virtual & In-Person

Jacey Weiler

Provisional Psychologist
$200 per hour
Jacey works with individuals, couples and families in addressing a broad variety of issues such as relationship conflict, anger, depression, codependency, work issues, grief, stress, self-esteem and identity issues.
Carson Flockhart
Virtual & In-Person

Carson Flockhart

Provisional Psychologist
$180 per hour
Carson works with individuals and families to resolve various mental health and relationship issues, which includes anxiety, depression, trauma, anger, low self-esteem, emotion regulation, parenting, codependency, stress, work-life balance, ADHD and more.

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