EMDR Consultant and Clinical Psychologist
Therapy - Supervision - Training
Cognitive therapy is based on the premise that our thought patterns affect how we feel. Negative thought patterns may arise due to experiences we have gone through many years before and we have come to expect negative or distressing experiences to continue.
Cognitive therapy helps you firstly to recognise these expectations and secondly to assess how valid they actually are, and thirdly to cultivate different, more useful thought patterns. Our thoughts often happen almost automatically and can sometimes send us into a negative spiral of low mood and dysfunctional behaviour.
Once having uncovered your own pattern of thoughts, mood and behaviour, you are then in a position to decide whether you wish to keep reacting in that way. By a process of experimentation you can develop a pattern of thinking which is more helpful rather than a negative spiral!.
Cognitive Therapy can help with a wide range of psychological problems including anxiety, depression and anger.
Further details of Cognitive Therapy are available on www.babcp.com