Whilst the name ‘cognitive behavioural therapy’ may at first sound a bit daunting, it provides an easy explanation of the approach. That is, CBT-E targets your feelings of distress (e.g. anxiety, low mood, etc) by working on the assumption that the way you think (cognitive processes), and the way you behave, are all inter-connected.
Our practice has a unique interest in counselling a range of disorders and we are skilled in the delivery of cognitive behavioural therapy. Our team of psychologists have taken the time to further our learning and focus our experience on eating disorder treatment. We are also highly competent in the treatment of mental health issues that often co-exist with binge eating, such as depression, anxiety, substance abuse and relationship difficulties.
Our team is made up of young, female psychologists who are friendly and warm. We all highly value the relationship we share with our clients, as well as work hard to create a comfortable and relaxed environment. We understand that each eating disorder is different, and each individual is different. As such, we tailor the CBT approach to suit each individual persons needs.
CBT targets the way we think, feel and behave. For example, if you suffer from depression, you may feel sad and flat (feelings), making you think “there is no point” (thoughts), and find yourself sleeping through your alarm (behaviours).
In this example, to help improve your mood, a psychologist may help you change the way you’re thinking, by challenging your thought – “there is no point” – which in turn may make it easier to get out of bed. Naturally, if you get out of bed on time, you tend to feel better and more positive about your day.
Within CBT there are many strategies and techniques used to shift behaviours, thoughts and feelings. Of course, every person is different, so it’s very important that a CBT therapist adapts their approach to your individual needs.
If you’re interested in finding out more information about how cognitive behavioural therapy could be used to help improve your struggles with mental health difficulties, simply get in touch with a member of our friendly and professional team today.
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, including but not limited to:
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.
Therapies available include:
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.
Now that you know a bit more about what CBT is and how it works, you may be wondering how to get started. Call us on 1300 766 870 to find out more or use our online enquiry form to get in touch.