I’m Looking for a CBT Therapist Near Me
If you’re feeling lost and you’ve just done a Google search for ‘CBT therapy near me’, you’ve come to the right place, as the team here at Peaceful Mind Psychology are highly skilled and experienced in the delivery of CBT Therapy.
Our team of psychologists based in Melbourne are trained in CBT to treat a range of mental health issues, including anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, stress, substance abuse and PSTD. Not only are our psychologists skilled in CBT, they are warm and caring, ensuring you feel as comfortable as possible through the process of therapy.
If you feel that you would benefit from CBT, then our practice will dedicate ourselves to helping you on your journey towards becoming a happier, healthier you.
What is CBT and how can it help you?
Cognitive-behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a type of talk therapy. It is one of the most effective forms of psychological treatment, proven by research to attain good outcomes in a time effective manner.
CBT works towards shifting the way you think, feel and behave in certain “vulnerable” situations. The therapy aims to improve the way you view yourself and your life, as well as teaches you strategies to cope with situations you may find challenging. At the end of CBT treatment, you should expect your symptoms to improve, and to feel calmer, happier and looking forward to the future.
How does CBT work?
One of the fundamental principles of CBT is that our thoughts, feelings and behaviours are all inter-connected and reinforcing. For example, lets say you come home from work planning to go to the gym. However, when you get home you notice yourself feeling tired (feeling) and think “I can’t be bothered” (thought) – you are unlikely to go to the gym (behaviour). As a result of not going to the gym, you may feel unmotivated and flat (feelings), which means you struggle to prepare your dinner and order take-away (behaviour). You may sit on the couch and feel guilty and low in mood (feelings). These types of examples reoccur when someone struggles with anxiety or depression.
One of the main objectives of CBT is to reduce negative thought patterns. The way we react to certain situations is usually determined by how we think about them. For example, if you are struggling with depression and failed your driving test, then you might consider yourself a “failure” and consequently your thought processes will revolve around this theme. Negative thought patterns focused on failing eventually develop into further feelings of despondence and helplessness, which demotivate you from trying to sit another driving test.
At Peaceful Mind Psychology our aim is to help you change your mindset so that you begin to develop a healthier mindset, which will help you achieve your goals and aspirations.
What types of problems will CBT help?
CBT is a highly effective therapy that helps with a wide range of psychological issues. CBT is delivered slightly differently depending on the mental health issue you’re experiencing, your age and your level of insight. CBT can be applied to the following range of issues:
- Anxiety and Panic
- Eating Disorders
- Bipolar Disorders
- And more
If you are questioning whether or not CBT is the right therapy for you, then contact us to discuss your mental health needs and we will point you in the right direction.
If you’d like to get in touch, or book an appointment, you can reach us online or by phone. We offer flexible appointment times to suit your schedule (including evenings and weekends).
It can be difficult to Find a Psychologist that is right for you. However, our Melbourne Psychology Clinic makes it easy for you: We personally match you with with one of our lovely and professional Melbourne Psychologists based on your needs and personality. We also offer psychologists who are professionally trained in Clinical Psychology and Child and Adolescents.