CBT is based on the idea that the way we think and feel determines how we act. This therapy empowers you to better cope with stress, depression, and anxiety. It’s commonly used to help with depression, anxiety, trauma, self esteem and improve overall well being. How do you react to negative experiences, both emotionally and behaviourally? In a stressful situation, we react in mere seconds. Our minds move fast, but if you slowed down your thoughts, you’d notice something like this: Thought patterns affect feelings, affect behaviours. Negative thought patterns can become so ingrained that it’s hard to notice them. When you become aware of your habitual thinking patterns and begin to challenge your negative thoughts, you change the way you feel and how you interact in the world. This is what CBT is built on. A fundamental part of CBT is awareness. You work backward from your behaviours to understand why you act the way you do. Consider all the factors in your life that may be affecting your behaviour, including your relationships, home life, career, and current stressors. You’ll learn to develop positive thinking patterns to tackle the behaviours you wish to change. A few examples include:
Another fundamental of CBT is control. In life, we can’t always control our circumstances. You’ve probably heard this quote before: "You can’t change how people act, but what you can change is how you react." - Bonnie Hammer. You can empower yourself by focusing on what you can control. Change the way you experience and react to life with CBT.
Is this your first time seeking counselling services? Here’s an overview of what to expect:
CBT is a type of psychotherapy that emphasizes how to change your current situation. What circumstances in your life are actively causing you stress or anxiety? After identifying some of your challenges, your therapist will teach coping skills and strategies to deal with those situations.
Sometimes, it’s hard to view your habits and circumstances from another perspective. With CBT, you gain insights from a professional therapist who can point out distortions in your thought patterns where feelings override logic, and identify what you can do to make lasting changes.
There is no set time when grief ends or begins; it has no timeline.
You may experience anticipatory grief; this is when you begin mourning in anticipation of a loss. It’s common when a loved one is diagnosed with a serious illness.
Other times, life events happen without warning, and your life changes overnight.
Or, you may not begin to grieve until weeks and months after the event takes place.
There’s no right or wrong time to start bereavement counselling. We recommend seeking support as soon as you need it, whether that’s in anticipation of the event or weeks afterward.
You don’t need to suffer in silence or deal with your emotions alone. With grief therapy, you can treat the symptoms caused by grief and learn how to cope with loss. We’ll be here to help as long as you need us.
After we lose someone, their memory (and the love we had for them) stays with us. We can assist you with managing grief in the long term. Navigate the healing process with the assistance of a qualified counsellor.
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