Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is a type of psychotherapy treatment that helps people learn how to identify and change disturbing or destructive thought patterns that have a negative influence on emotions and behaviour.

Therapy focuses on changing negative thoughts that can contribute to and worsen anxiety, depression, and other emotional difficulties. These spontaneous negative thoughts have a detrimental influence on mood.

Through CBT, these thoughts are identified, challenged, and replaced with more objective, positive and realistic thoughts.

What can cognitive behavioural therapy help with?

  • Addictions
  • Anger issues
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
  • Eating disorders
  • Panic attacks
  • Personality disorders
  • Phobias
  • Problems with stress

What to expect

The first session focuses on assessing your situation. Here, Marésa will discuss with you the difficulties you are facing and what you hope to achieve by undergoing therapy. You will be asked some questions about your life for her to understand the entire range of factors. This will help Marésa to develop a comprehensive treatment plan. Often, the first session results in the planning of your treatment and the goals you wish to achieve.

Additional sessions will allow you to address the problems that led you to seek treatment. Each session will include a range of CBT activities that enable you to work on solving problems in your life.