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What is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy?

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is a psychological treatment that involves talking to address the causes, triggers and behaviours that can aid in a variety of problems such as, but not limited to:

  • Depression

  • Anxiety disorders

  • Alcohol and drug use problems

  • Eating disorders

  • Relationship problems

  • Severe mental illnesses

It focuses on the present problems that come up in everyday life. CBT helps people to examine how a person can make sense of what is happening around them and how it can affect the way they feel.


  • is structured and time-limited, focusing on 6-?? sessions

  • is problem-focused with achievable goals

  • teaches you the strategies and essential skills needed to support you day-to-day

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How Does it Help?

CBT can help you learn to identify emotions and behaviours causing negative responses within you, and lead you to question and change the thoughts, attitudes and beliefs related to these reactions that are causing you difficulty.

By monitoring and recording thoughts during this difficult and upsetting situations, you will learn that how you think can contribute to emotional problems such as depression and anxiety.

CBT can help reduce these emotional problems whereby teaching you to:

  • identify distortions in though processes

  • see your thoughts as ideas about what is going on, rather than as facts

  • taking a step back from to consider your thoughts and situations from different viewpoints.

How Can Breakthrough CBT Help You?

As part of a CBT session, we discuss the way you think and the way you behave. This will allow coping skills to be identified which can be applied to different problems you may encounter. Using CBT, we resolve problematic behaviours, beliefs, feelings and relationship issues- helping you overcome your struggles, and work together to find a permanent solution.

We adapt your CBT session can to meet your requirements and is a common therapy option for mental health problems such as those listed above, including;

  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder

  • Phobias

  • Post-traumatic stress disorder


CBT Session

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