CBT Therapy North Brisbane
Our caring and compassionate psychologists provide CBT therapy to treat a range of conditions and disorders.
Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) is a focused approach to treatment which we offer at our North Brisbane clinic. As a therapy, CBT is widely used to treat a variety of conditions and disorders, and can be broken down into two main aspects — behavioural therapy and cognitive therapy. Behavioural therapy posits that as behaviour is learned it can be changed, while cognitive therapy is based on the theory that cognitions directly influence behaviours and emotions, and that behaviours and emotions also influence cognitions.
Essentially, CBT is based on the idea that our thoughts, feelings, actions and physical sensations are all interconnected, that negative feelings and thoughts can snowball from minor issues to major problems, trapping you in a vicious cycle from which it seems like there’s no escape. The aim of cognitive behaviour therapy treatments is to help people who suffer from conditions, disorders and thought patterns which overwhelm them by breaking problems which seem unmanageable down into smaller parts that are more easily scrutinised, worked through and overcome.
At Brisbane Centre for Psychology, our compassionate and qualified psychologists offer cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) at our conveniently located clinic in Stafford Heights on the Brisbane Northside. We operate a caring clinic that serves as a ‘safe place’ for our patients, with bulk billing available for individuals with a current Mental Health Care Plan who are currently receiving Newstart Allowance or a Disability or Aged Pension.
What does CBT treat?
CBT is a highly-effective therapy used by psychologists worldwide.
CBT therapy is used in Brisbane, Australia and across the globe to treat a variety of conditions and disorders. These include anxiety, depression, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), anger and stress management, eating disorders, social phobias, behavioural disorders in children and many more. Behavioural techniques that have proven highly effective at treating the above conditions and many more include:
- Behaviour modification
- Activity scheduling
- Relaxation training
- Exposure therapy.
Cognitive therapy uses a range of evidence-based methods and techniques to correct maladaptive behaviours which are caused by faulty thinking patterns, including:
- Skills training like anger management, stress management, social skills training, communication training, assertiveness training, etc.
- Activity scheduling (identifying and scheduling helpful behaviours)
- Therapeutic interventions like self-instructional training and cognitive restructuring.
If you’re interested in learning more about the benefits of cognitive behaviour therapy, or what you need to do to get a Mental Health Care Plan, contact Brisbane Centre for Psychology to schedule an appointment with a CBT therapist at our psychology clinic on the Brisbane northside at Stafford Heights.