Therapeutic Approaches

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

CBT posits that suffering is caused by behaviours that don’t serve us…

And by certain beliefs about ourselves, the world, others, or the future, and by cognitive biases that distort the way we see things (eg. focusing on the negative, thinking in very all or nothing way [as in pathological perfectionism]).

It aims to help clients…

Identify, test, and challenge these beliefs, biases, and behaviours, and then hopefully replace them with more accurate and healthy beliefs. Techniques involved can include:

Thought monitoring

Running behavioural experiments
Exposure therapy
Socratic questioning
These will help the client identify how the interactions between their thoughts, behaviour, emotions, environments and others is keeping them stuck, and to work out how to get unstuck.

CBT is great for ADHD and sleep difficulties, as well as other difficulties, and often consists of devising great practical solutions that make life easier.

‘What is the problem you are seeking help with?’ Is the first question I will ask you. Good on you for seeking help.