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Video on why CBT works incredibly well

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or CBT is a form of intervention widely used in psychotherapy counseling and life coaching.

The reason why CBT is so popular is simple, it works incredibly well. A good amount of scientific research shows how effective CBT is in helping people solve problems and experience positive outcomes.
CBT is aimed at changing patterns of thinking and behavior that keep us stuck and prevent others from overcoming the obstacles we face first. CBT provides the right tools and support to engage a powerful process of change without wasting a massive amount of time and energy.
CBT intervenes on our thoughts the way we think influences our lives because it defines how we understand and interpret the world and the events. In this sense our thinking pattern can be imagined as a pair of glasses that allows us to see the world in a certain way it is useful to work on our thoughts and beliefs to deal with issues such as depression anxiety and others.
Let’s say I have a low self esteem and my thoughts about myself are unrealistically negative. I believe i’m a worthless person whose needs are irrelevant and whose opinions are on interesting first.
CBT allows me to be aware of these thoughts and the negative impact they have on my life then CBT helps me address my limiting beliefs and challenge them effectively.
CBT also intervenes on our behavior. Our behavior has a big influence on our lives our feelings and our happiness in fact our behavior creates outcomes that can be either positive or negative. CBT makes sure that we experience less negative outcomes and more positive ones. Let’s say I have low self confidence and I avoid public speaking. My avoidance is caused by my low self-confidence but at the same time my avoidance reinforces my low self-confidence creating a vicious circle in which I’m stuck.
CBT allows me to address my behavior in small steps in order to experience positive outcomes and to react constructively to external events and circumstances.
CBT is extremely flexible it can be applied to other severe issues or more practical problems. CBT can address a variety of unpleasant situations such as: stress, anger, troublesome emotions, procrastination and others. If you are looking for an effective way to improve your life, overcome your obstacles and achieve a state of satisfaction. Cognitive Behavioral Coaching is certainly a clever option.

From my clients

Coming to these sessions has helped me to accept that despite issues in the past they can be dealt with. To not be consumed into negative thinking. Allowing me to feel positive and dealing with building on a calmer andTestimonial

Before coming to see Chris my outlook on myself wasn't good. I didn't realise how clouded my judgement was and how wrong it was. Since coming to see Chris my life has been so much better and I have feltTestimonial

How I was... I couldn't think straight. I wasn't coping or dealing with anything. Over the last few years I have had some very traumatic life changing experiences. I GOT VERY DEPRESSED!...... My family and I had experience of CBT andTestimonial

I was a nervous wreck before seeing Chris, unable to find motivation and terrified of any social event or new situation. I'm impressed with how much I've improved and feel much more hopeful about the future in just 6 sessions.Testimonial

Thank you so much for all your help . cbt has certainly been a great help to me and it should be on the national curriculum! I know feel much more like “ME” and after just 6 sessions an awfulThank you so much

Terribly Anxious, visited Chris and found a great teacher.Learnt how to deal with my feelings. Instead of my life being controlled I know control myself.Testimonial

"I initially sought help from Chris having suffered from generalised anxiety and panic attacks. This had become so significant that it was beginning to take a toll on my work and family life and my physical health, not least becauseTestimonial

My life was increasingly being dominated by anxiety and negative thoughts that were stopping me from living the life I wanted. By chance I read an article on Low Self Esteem and recognised all of the symptoms that I was feeling. The articleTestimonial

Seeing Chris individually within couple counselling helped us both to understand how to deal with our issues and work together. CBT is effective for relationship development.Seeing Chris individually within couple counselling

Meeting Chris has honestly been the most life altering moment. I have learnt and put into practice techniques in our sessions that will provide a structure and the perfect guide in how  to manage everyday life for years to come.Testimonial