CBT/REBT Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) began to be developed in the 1950s and takes the approach that our perception and experiences are gained through our thoughts, feelings and behaviors. When we are distressed or behaving inappropriately, CBT can help us become more aware of our faulty thought processes which influence our emotions and actions. Through reframing unhelpful mindsets, we can find better perspectives that change behavior, thereby making us feel emotionally in balance. CBT studies both an individuals cognitions; how they think, and the individuals actual behavior. The therapy aims to change both thoughts and behavior in order to combat health problems, for example CBT may change how someone feels about exercising in order to get them to exercise more often, and therefore help them to lose weight. CBT is very much based in the present, and does not aim to bring up past issues, unless required to combat the current problem

Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) is a form of Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), but considers more how patients own irrational beliefs, for example a fear of spiders, can directly lead to distress. REBT suggests that when an individual is distressed, it is not down to the event they deem as the ‘stressor’, but it is actually down to their beliefs about such ‘stressor’

Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT) was originated by Dr Albert Ellis in 1955. REBT is focused on the concept that it is our irrational beliefs that can cause distress or anxiety. Whenever you become distressed, it is not the events taking place in your life that distresses you but the beliefs that you hold that causes you to become depressed or anxious. REBT is based on the premise that whenever you become distressed, it is not the events taking place in your life that distresses you but the beliefs that you hold that causes you to become depressed or anxious. REBT is a shared process of understanding how the problem in your life is affected by your mindset.

REBT and CBT are effective with individuals as well as couples and families in range of situations including:

  • Social anxiety
  • Anger
  • Panic attacks
  • Weight Management
  • Managing long-term health conditions
  • Lack of confidence
  • Specific phobias such as going to the dentist or flying
  • Public speaking
  • Depression
  • Sexual problems

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