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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is a highly effective treatment approach for a variety of mental and emotional health challenges, including anxiety, depression, and more.

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What is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy?

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is a psychotherapy that focuses on addressing dysfunctional emotions, behaviors, and thoughts through a structured and time-limited process. The goal is to help individuals break the habit of negative thinking by teaching them to think in a more positive and constructive way about themselves and their lives. CBT is designed to be goal-oriented and seeks to achieve measurable improvements in a person's mental health and wellbeing.

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When is CBT Useful?

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CBT can provide individuals with tools to manage anxiety and increase their resilience.

Anger Management Issues

Through counselling, individuals can learn and practice effective coping strategies to manage anger.

Substance Use

CBT can aid individuals in addressing substance use issues and developing strategies for recovery.

Behavioural Problems

CBT aids in managing behavioural problems by uncovering root causes, enhancing coping skills, and promoting positive behavioural changes.

Eating Disorders

CBT focuses on the interplay between thoughts, feelings, and behaviours.

Low Self-Esteem

CBT can help individuals develop a positive self-image and improve their self-esteem.

What to Expect from CBT Sessions?

CBT is a highly versatile and scientifically proven treatment approach that can effectively address a wide range of mental health issues, such as mood disorders, anxiety, eating disorders, and more. Based on the principles of learning theory and supported by extensive research, CBT is tailored to meet specific needs and problems.


During therapy sessions, the therapist and the client work together to set a flexible agenda. Sessions typically begin by reviewing the client's current mood, discussing homework from the previous session, and introducing new skills or topics that will be covered. The therapist and client will also plan for the next session together. 

After each session, the therapist will give the client homework, which involves applying the skills learned during the session to their daily life. This could include new behaviours, thinking strategies, and self-monitoring exercises. 

CBT involves regular assessments to track progress and inform any necessary treatment adjustments. These assessments may include questionnaires and self-monitoring exercises, such as tracking mood changes or behavioural patterns.


"Melanie has helped me through a challenging time when I was struggling to understand the changes in my feeling and negative emotions which was greatly affecting my work and personal life. She listens actively and teaches me ways to regulate my emotions.
Melanie has inspired me with her counselling techniques, follow up texts and diagrams, I still revisit them whenever I needed a positive reminder from time to time. It has been a great experience working with Melanie, thank you for helping me through one of my darkest time."

- Sharon

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