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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

In just three sessions I went from having crippling anxiety about exams to feeling like they are much more manageable and something that I can deal with. It has been massively helpful!Testimimonial from Uni student

Chris has been such a big help with these CBT sessions. I am a completely different person now in comparison to when I first started. I suffer with anxieties and low self esteem and in just 7 sessions with ChrisTestimonial

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 believe I have suffered Anxiety/depression for most of my 54 years. A lot of challenges in life that I felt I had dealt with, seemed to surface almost 8 weeks ago. I was scared, bewildered, confused, shaking, crying andTestimonial from Counselling

My life had gradually become controlled by anxiety and irrational fears that stopped me doing everyday things and left me feeling like a failure. Chris provided practical and simple to understand techniques that really work, giving me the skills toTestimonial

I found Chris on her website where I read a testimonial about a client who felt a lot better after 3/4 sessions,  so I thought I would give it a try. Chris is so easy to talk to and hasTestimonial from Counselling

I can't believe how much CBT has changed my thinking, I was always over thinking things and feeling stressed in social situations. I am using what Chris has taught me and now when anything comes up that before would haveTestimonial from Counselling

I was depressed and down before I came for CBT treatment. I felt as if nothing could help me or my situation. Not only did CBT help me to cope with current affairs , but it will continue to helpTestimonial 

I went to see Chris when I was at a low point. I was amazed how quickly I got control of my thoughts. It was all down to the techniques that Chris taught me to apply to my everyday life.CBT Testimonial

When  first came for sessions  I was having panick attacks more than once a day but after 3 sessions it's almost stopped now as I only had one in a whole month. I feel more confident about myself due toTestimonial from 14 year old