what is CBT?

Cognitive Bheavioural Therapy (CBT) is an effective short term treatment for most Mental health issues

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 uses explorative questions and a range of different exercises and behavioural experiments. CBT therapists combine these methods to help you understand problems from a new perspective and develop more effective strategies for addressing your concerns successfully.

Based in Chiclana

private office, with a relaxed atmosphere

Couples/Family Therapy

Find your way back to enjoying each other's company, strategies for better communication, working through life's difficulties in a non-judgemental space

Depression

Mild, moderate, or severe

Click here for a guide on when to get help for depression. Every year, about 7% of the population experiences depression; the lifetime prevalence rate is about 17%. Depression in itself is a part of life for many people - but you can learn how to manage it better.

Anxiety/Panic Attacks

panic disorder and generalized anxiety disorder

Our brains evolved to protect us from perceived threats. What defines a threat and how you react can be controlled - if you know how.

Loss/Bereavement

Adjusting to new circumstances - the death of someone close, a change in status,job loss or retirement, children leaving home - can leave you feeling unsure of how to cope. CBT can help you through learning to accept new circumstances, manage your new role and find a positive outlook for the future

Social Anxiety

Making friends, feeling confident in a foreign language, speaking in public - these are things that make everyone nervous - but some people will find it overwhelming. CBT can help with strategies that make it more manageable

Addictions

Substances / Gambling / Sex

CBT teaches recovering addicts to find connections between their thoughts, feelings and actions and increase awareness of how these things impact recovery.

Phobias

If a phobia is causing problems in how you live your life - this is one of the areas that CBT is most successfull- and with few sessions.

Stress Management

CBT provides effective strategies that will help you deal with stressful situations with confidence and ease.

Self Esteem

A healthy self-esteem can make a huge positive difference to your quality of life, particularly when it comes to relationships and your career.

Anger Management

Learning to manage your anger constructively can significantly improve self-confidence, bring harmony to relationships and increase personal happiness.

OCD

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Research has shown that 75% of people with OCD are significantly helped by Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Postnatal Depression

CBT provides a non-pharmacological option to help you cope with the stresses, anxieties and hormonal disruption post partum.

Life as an expat

homesick, social isolation, lack of social network

It's exciting moving to a new country - but being far from friends and family can leave you feeling isolated and unsure of how things work. This can create stress, social anxiety and high levels of stress on partners.

PTSD

post Traumatic Stress Disorder

After a traumatic event it is normal to feel symptoms such as shock, anxiety, stress, upset and disconnection. CBT can help you overcome the debilitating symptoms

Cadiz Therapy

initial consultation free