Our integrated cognitive behavioural therapy can help you understand the root of your problem and how to make changes that will last.
Cognitive behavioural therapy is shown to be very effective in helping people address issues such as, anxiety, depression and obsessions.
Because some people find symptoms reoccur after a course of CBT alone, at KlearMinds, we combine CBT with other therapies to help you achieve changes you can maintain, for life.
Cognitive behavioural therapy is a mixture of cognitive and behavioural therapy. This means a CBT therapist is trained to help you understand how your thinking and behaviour influence your situation and how to develop new thinking or behaviour which enables you to address specific problems, more effectively.
CBT is a structured, interactive therapy which utilizes explorative questions and a range of different exercises and behavioural experiments. Our CBT therapists use this formula to help you understand problems from a new perspective and develop more effective strategies for addressing your concerns successfully.
If you would like more detail on the specifics of how CBT therapy works, its effectiveness and how it compares to other treatments, take a look at our comprehensive Guide to CBT Therapy.
The government mental health recommendation (NICE) suggests between 6 to 24 sessions for effective treatment, depending on the severity of the anxiety. However, because each individual is unique, several factors can influence how many sessions of cognitive behavioural therapy you might need. To learn more check out our blog on this issue by clicking the following link: how many CBT therapy sessions are needed to treat anxiety
We have seen many people at KlearMinds who have tried some CBT before and experienced mixed results. Many report that CBT had been helpful to some extent but they come to us, because the results just haven’t lasted. We believe this phenomenon occurs because CBT therapy tends to focus predominantly on symptom relief (e.g. reducing anxiety, depression or OCD symptoms). Cognitive behavioural therapists don’t aim to help you understand how the roots of certain anxious or depressed states have been formed in childhood. We think, if the root of a problem is not fully understood, it cannot be addressed effectively and the problem can return.
We believe more lasting change can be achieved by combining CBT techniques with a range of psychotherapy approaches that also help you understand and address the root cause of the problem(s) you face. Throughout life we develop habits to manage the situations we face. Many habits, which don’t provide the results we want in adulthood, are problematic because they have been formed to deal with childhood situations, where we had “no choice” and our best option was “adaptation”. Through repetition, these habits become a “hardwired impulsive” response. Even when you recognise you would prefer to take a better action, the “hardwired impulse” habit, often takes over, leaving you anxious, stressed, obsessive, depressed and even angry towards yourself for not being able to get the result you need.
At KlearMinds we combine a range of therapies, including CBT, to help you understand how to deal with these old “hardwired impulses”. We can show you how to prevent habits learnt in the past, from ruining your current life and how to replace them with thinking and behaviour that suits your needs as an adult. This combined approach enables you to understand and overcome outdated habits and gives you the power to create the life you want to live, without having to suffer from debilitating effects of anxiety, depression, obsessions or stress any longer.
Here’s how one of our ex-clients describes how integrated CBT therapy worked for him:
“Recognising my own behaviour patterns, how things from the past have helped reinforce that behaviour and why such behaviour can be useful in some parts of life but detrimental to others was also extremely helpful. I feel stronger and more confident in my personal life as a result. Making very easy and minor changes or at least recognising why I feel good/bad at certain times helps me interact with more confidence and makes the future seem a lot less bleak than before!”
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Most of us probably reach some point in our lives where leaving things as they are is no longer an option. The part of us that wants it to be different has had enough.
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Cognitive Therapists work on the principle that certain ways of thinking can trigger or worsen health problems such as depression, anxiety or phobias. A cognitive therapist helps you understand your thought patterns and how to replace problematic thoughts with thinking that is more helpful.
Behavioural therapists aim to help you change behaviours which are unhelpful. For example, a common unhelpful situation is to avoid situations that make you feel anxious. A behavioural therapist will teach you how to control anxiety and manage feared situations more effectively. For example, by using breathing or other techniques.
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