What is cognitive behavioural therapy

The Benefits Of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy


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At Capital Choice Counselling, we offer Ottawa and the surrounding area confidential, professional counselling, and psychological services. We provide our clients with the best in personalized care to equip them with the coping mechanisms they need today, tomorrow, and next week.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a type of counselling that is conducted in a way that identifies negative thinking patterns. The goal of CBT is to prepare you to respond more effectively under circumstances that cause you stress. This can be a social encounter, a job interview, a parenting dilemma, or a workplace stressor. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is an incredibly beneficial treatment for mental disorders such as anxiety and depression. Although, CBT has been proven to be helpful even if you do not experience a diagnosed mental health condition.

what does cognitive behavioural therapy treatWhat Does CBT Treat?

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is used by psychologist and counsellors at Capital Choice Counselling to address a wide variety of situations. The reason it is so widely used is because of its high degree of effectiveness. Through sessions, our clients are equipped to handle stressful situations that they never thought possible.

There are a wide variety of mental health scenarios that benefit from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. For example, depression, bipolar disorders, anxiety, phobias, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), eating disorders, substance abuse, schizophrenia, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Depending on the condition, your treatment plan may also incorporate medications.

CBT and Emotional Challenges

In situations when medication cannot achieve the results you need, or you are unable to take medications due to a pre-existing medical condition, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy may be able to help. This style of counselling can be a beneficial treatment plan for patients who are experiencing the emotional and physical pain associated with grief, emotional trauma, chronic medical condition, relationship conflicts, stressful life situations, or an ongoing mental illness. Not only does Cognitive Behavioural Therapy help you reframe your outlook on a wide variety of situations, it also teaches you how to respond to stressors in your everyday life.

What is cognitive behavioural therapyHow Does Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Work?

During a CBT session, your counselor will help you explore your emotions, experiences, and feelings. Our skilled therapists help you discuss situations that cause you anxiety, and troubleshoot social, professional, and personal situations that are stopping you from enjoying your life. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy uses a goal oriented treatment plan designed to help you reach milestones that you and your counsellor establish.

During your appointments, you will begin by identifying the situations that cause you stress and anxiety. Then, you counsellor will help you discuss these situations in a way that helps you identify your emotions, feelings, and reactions to these situations. One of the main goals associated with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is reframing negative or inaccurate thinking. By being able to identify when these types of thoughts are occurring you will be better equipped to address them in a more constructive way.

To schedule an appointment with a therapist at Capital Choice Counselling, call us at 613-425-4257.