Who should use Cognitive Behavioural Therapy?

CBT is for people who are stressed or unhappy or anxious or depressed, and who want to build better awareness and management of how they think and feel and behave. It is also for people who have particular situational problems or anxieties. And it is for people who have good coping skills, but who want to make them even better. And it is for people who like to self improve through personal and professional development. So, in short… CBT is for everybody.

CBT has proven to outperform anti-depressants and anti-anxiety medication for many people dealing with stress disorders – but you do not have to have diagnosable depression, or a serious anxiety disorder, to use and benefit from CBT. Think of it this way, it is as simple and as essential as eating right or exercising – only it’s your beautiful brain and psychological health you are taking care of. It’s a science, believe it.

CBT is often called ‘the philosophy of how to be happy’ – and who doesn’t want that?

It is a very real and practical science and psychotherapy. It is not about positive thinking in a law of attraction type way – it is about structured reframing to realistic thinking, it is about developing great psychological health and well being through rational thinking skills, it is about developing great coping skills. It is a beautiful science. And science is magic that works.

It is not about taking away your emotions, it is about giving you the controls to understand and regulate your emotions so that you can be happier and cope well, recognising and accepting what you can control, and what you cannot control – and living in the present (truly living), no matter what the circumstances.

What is ‘low intensity’ Cognitive Behavioural Therapy?

It is a psycho-educational model of psychotherapy that teaches the engaged learner, (that’s you), through discussion and homework sessions, how to build self regulation of your ‘attributional style’ (this is a psychology term for how you explain the world to yourself) – and how to recognise in a very practical way how stress distorts our thoughts and beliefs, and how to un-distort these patterns deliberately and consciously, as a new habit, until your new default thinking is more rational and realistic. Modern CBT also skills you up in understanding and managing the physicality of stress, and it’s effect on your body.

(You don’t like the idea of doing ‘homework’? Don’t worry – I can do it in session with you – and you take your skills out the door with you.)

With CBT we learn the science of ‘thinking and feeling and behaviour’.

Sometimes we need a little help and support and guidance in navigating this world.

CBT has proven effective for:

General anxiety, Stress management, Social anxiety, Public Speaking Anxiety, Low self esteem / confidence issues, Depression, Excessive worrying, Panic attacks, Anger management, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Eating Disorders, Addiction, General Health Problems, Mood Swings, OCD, Phobias, PTSD, Sexual/Relationship Problems, Insomnia, Breakups, Divorce, Doom Scrolling, Comparing and Despairing, Catastrophising, Loss and bereavement, Procrastination, Self Sabotaging behaviours, Negative Automatic Thoughts, Intrusive Thoughts, Pessimism (and other associated difficulties and disorders and disrupting events that come with a stressful world and being human).

Clients might choose to use the sessions or workshops as an ‘introduction’ to the therapy, where you will go on to attend a traditional practitioner for further development if you feel you want to go deeper for longer – or you might use it as a premium ‘self help’ product, by taking it away and applying these new self management skills as a new philosophy of living over time, improving your personal and professional life yourself by ‘becoming your own therapist’ (without the extended duration and expense of years of traditional therapy, which is of course a privilege of time and money which is not possible for everybody).

Note on LI CBT

NOTE: we do not recommend low intensity CBT or workshop training as a first resort or a replacement for professional mental health treatment by a GP or another recommended expert if you have very serious depression or mental heath difficulties that may require diagnosis and/or medication support. However, if you have already been down the road of traditional psychotherapy and/or meds, but have not had a great outcome, then feel free to try these sessions as a complementary and alternative resource.

Session options for private individuals:

  • The one hour one-to-one session – €75 (the intro session is €60 to see if it fits you voucher pdf )
  • The intensive two hour one-to-one session – €145 – Mon to Fri
  • The intensive four hour one-to-one session – €280 -Mon to Fri
  • SATURDAY RATES: 1 x hour €85 – 2 x hour €160 – 1/2 Day €320
  • Bespoke sessions are available tailored exactly to suit you – just email your request

Contact me at info@cbtandfeelinggood.com or 0868113031 or through my Contact Page to book a session and try it out.

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Special offer for the first session

A one hour introduction to CBT in-person or online.

An engaging discussion and homework therapy session that will begin the journey of building easy to understand practical CBT skills – so that you can ‘Think Different and Feel Different and Behave Different’. Change your mind, change your mood…

The goal of a series of CBT sessions – what you’ll get…
  • Engaged learners will be guided and supported in building a toolbox of CBT skills and techniques to manage stress.

  • Attendees will be introduced to classic CBT journalling to identify and examine typical bad thinking habits.

  • Attendees will learn alternative healthy mindset approaches to stressors.

  • Attendees will learn emotional and body regulation.

  • Attendees will learn to examine and change self sabotaging behavioural patterns.

  • Includes easy to use CBT handouts and worksheets (my CBT resources site is regularly ranked in the ‘Top 10 CBT Blogs in the World’, and is used by mental health professionals internationally).

  • The first session is €60, follow up sessions are a standard rate of €75

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