Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Addressing Thoughts and Behaviours

Cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) is an evidence-based approach to counselling that focuses on the connections between thoughts, emotions, and behaviours.

At Breland Counselling, our CBT sessions are designed to help clients identify and challenge unhelpful thought patterns, develop coping strategies, and create positive behaviour change.

Understanding CBT

CBT is based on the idea that our thoughts, emotions, and behaviours are interconnected, and that changing one can lead to changes in the others.

Our therapists work collaboratively with clients to identify and challenge unhelpful thought patterns, beliefs, and behaviours that contribute to distress and dysfunction.

Identifying Thought Patterns

In CBT sessions, clients learn to identify and challenge automatic thoughts, or the spontaneous thoughts that arise in response to situations. By examining the accuracy and helpfulness of these thoughts, clients can gain insight into their cognitive distortions and develop more balanced perspectives.

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Developing Coping Strategies

CBT emphasizes the importance of developing practical coping strategies to manage distressing emotions and behaviours. Our therapists work with clients to identify and practice skills such as relaxation techniques, problem-solving strategies, and assertiveness skills, empowering them to navigate life’s challenges more effectively.

Creating Behaviour Change

CBT also focuses on creating positive behaviour change by setting goals, monitoring progress, and implementing strategies to overcome obstacles.

Our therapists provide support, encouragement, and accountability throughout the change process, helping clients take meaningful steps towards their desired outcomes.

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