My role is to teach you coping skills to deal with different problems, by listening, encouraging, empowering and teaching new behaviours to make the desired change. Your role is to share your concerns, learn new ways to control your thoughts/feelings/behaviours and implement that learning. Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is a type of talking therapy which is person centred and solution focused, with several approaches. Like coaching, the focus is on what you want out of life (your goals).
CBT focuses in on how your thoughts, beliefs and attitudes affect your feelings and behaviours, resulting in an undesired consequence. In CBT, we will work together to identify and challenge any negative thinking patterns and behaviours, which may be causing you difficulties.
During the session/s, we may focus on what is going on in your life right now, but we could also include your past – thinking about how your past experiences impact on the way you see the world today. I will teach you coping skills to deal with different problems, by examining the things you think (cognitive) and examining the things you do (behaviour), ultimately allowing you to change the way you feel about situations, and enable you to change your unwanted behaviours.