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What is Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)?

CBT is a psychological approach which research has shown to be effective for a wide range of problems.  The Client and Therapist work together to identify and understand problems in terms of the relationship between thoughts, feelings and behaviour.

The approach usually focuses on difficulties in the here and now and relies on the Therapist and Client developing a shared view of the individual’s problem.  This then leads to the identification of personalised, time-limited therapy goals and strategies which are continually monitored and evaluated.  

Contemporary research suggests that CBT is the most effective treatment for the most common psychological problems such as anxiety, depression, panic, stress, insomnia, relationship difficulties, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and many other life debilitating issues.  CBT is a relatively short-term, scientifically based therapeutic approach that is effective in achieving desired and meaningful changes.

CBT focuses mostly on the way people think about things (including their attitudes and beliefs) and the way they behave.  CBT helps people identify where their thoughts and actions are self-defeating, and then to replace these "bad habits" with more helpful thoughts and responses.

Finally, CBT is focused on helping people like you to achieve your goals and to get more out of life.  As well as helping you to change your unhelpful thinking and behaviour, CBT involves teaching you a range of useful and practical strategies to overcome the hurdles and obstacles in your life and to be happier and more productive.

Conscious Thoughts

Unconscious Thoughts

FREE initial NO OBLIGATION consultation session

It is important to us that you make the best choice for you.  OPAL understands and values the trust that you are putting in our service.  We want to ensure that you have every opportunity to see if this is the right therapy for you.  For this reason, we always offer a free no obligation consultation session.  Subsequent sessions (which are 1 hour in duration) are charged at €35.  We operate a donations policy for those on a limited income.

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