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CBT Dublin – How Can We Help?

Modern life has become extremely complex.
In one sense, we’ve never had so much freedom and choice,
yet in another sense we can feel trapped, restricted and constrained.

You are not alone.  If any of the following concerns sound familiar, you are one of many.
Contact Us
 at CBT Dublin for a confidential enquiry.

CBT for Anxiety

Anxiety is something that affects all of us from time to time. It can range from feelings of intense fear, to feelings of agitation, apprehension or unease. Sometimes it presents as “stress”, “nerves” or “worry”. But these are all just forms of anxiety. Anxiety can be “generalised” across many situations, or specific to just one or two. Get help with CBT Dublin.

CBT for Generalised Anxiety

This is a persistent kind of worry or apprehension, across a wide range of situations and a wide range of concerns. Most generalised anxiety sufferers agree that their worry is excessive, but describe it as hard to stop. Get help with CBT Dublin.

CBT for Panic Attacks

When anxiety reaches a peak, it can be accompanied by a wide range of uncomfortable, or even distressing, physical reactions. It can feel so intense, that people worry that there might be something physically wrong with them, or that they’re going mad. Get help with CBT Dublin.

CBT for Specific Anxieties and Phobias

Specific Anxieties and Phobias are excessive fears of something in particular, such as flying, spiders or crowds. The fear can become so intense, that the sufferer avoids not only contact, but even thoughts relating to the subject they fear. Get help with CBT Dublin.

CBT for Social Anxiety

People are social animals, and usually have daily contact with other people. To those with social anxiety, however, day to day interactions with others can cause a lot of distress. Some become socially anxious only in certain situations, while for others it can span across all social interactions. Social anxiety is far more than just shyness or introversion, and is accompanied by concerns over how other people view us. Performance Anxiety, such as a fear of public speaking, is also a Social Anxiety because it is concerned with the judgement of other people. Get help with CBT Dublin.

CBT for Stress and Trauma

Following a stressful or traumatic experience, it can be hard to cope or re-adjust. Even for life transitions, people often need support and help with coping skills. If the stress was particularly traumatic, it is not uncommon to develop stress reactions such as high anxiety, flashbacks, nightmares, and avoidance of thoughts, situations and connections to the trauma. Making sense of a traumatic experience is particularly hard without support. Get help with CBT Dublin.

CBT for OCD

Somebody who worries about repeated themes, and then feels compelled to reduce their anxiety by engaging in repetitive or ritualistic behaviours, may be experiencing Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, or OCD. Although thoughts and behaviours are usually both present, one can be subtle and one more overt. OCD is an anxious disorder, with fear at its core. Challenge the anxiety and you challenge the OCD. Get help with CBT Dublin.

CBT for Depression

Although we all have a bad day from time to time, or endure stressful experiences, depression is a longer-term, persistent state of low mood. It’s experienced as sadness, negativity or bleakness in relation to ourselves, our situation and what the future holds. Some people describe it as a “void” or a nothingness where contentment or vigour used to be. Depression soon becomes a trap; what we know we need to do, we feel like doing least. If you think you’re experiencing depression, you’re far from alone; you’re one of an estimated 45,000 people in Ireland who are affected by depression at any given time. Partners and family members supporting people with depression themselves also need support. Get help with CBT Dublin.

CPD for Post-Natal Depression

The birth of a baby is a joyous, yet overwhelming, time. And it rarely turns out exactly as expected. As new parents struggle with the responsibility of parenting, the effects of sleep deprivation and the rigours of managing a new environment, doubts can creep in about our coping ability, our emotions, or our relationship with the baby. Post-Natal Depression includes both low and anxious mood states, and adjustments to a major life transition. You’re not alone – an estimated 12,000 mothers in Ireland are affected by PND at any given time. And you don’t have to go through it alone. Get help with CBT Dublin.

CBT for Anger

Anger is a normal human emotion; a reaction to a situation we consider wrong or unfair. However, some people believe they react excessively to these situations and engage in aggressive responses or behaviours, often regretting them afterwards. This can lead to feelings of guilt, shame and further frustration. Get help with CBT Dublin.

CBT for Eating Disorders and Body Image Difficulties

If we don’t feel good about ourselves or how we look, we can become tightly controlled and obsessed about what we eat. Some people restrict their intake of food to dangerously low levels, while others may “compensate” for eating by vomiting, excessive exercising, or using laxatives. We may feel very unhappy about our appearance, or a particular part of the body, even if our loved ones tell us we look just fine. Eating Disorders and Body Image Difficulties are often lonely; people don’t like to talk about their appearance and their eating habits, and feel guilty and secretive about their struggles. Get help with CBT Dublin.

CBT for Weight Management

Sometimes, despite best intentions, we just can’t manage our eating patterns. We may know what to eat, and the correct portion size, but have great difficulty following through with committed and sustained healthy eating behaviours. Food Addiction can unknowingly be playing a large part in long term binge eating or weight management difficulties. CBT is effective for weight management; CBT Dublin runs a special programme combining CBT, Psychology and Nutritional Science to help people with weight management difficulties. Link 

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How CBT Dublin Can Help

At CBT Dublin, we specialise in CBT.

CBT says that it is not the situations that we find ourselves in, or the events we experience, that are really important – it is how we perceive and evaluate them. You will generally find that your past experiences, your beliefs and your predictions all play an important part in how you perceive certain situations, and therefore how you react to them.

CBT helps you identify these patterns, and how you approach situations as a result. It helps you decide which behaviours are helpful or unhelpful, and other options or perspectives you might like to consider. You’ll also learn about how your difficulty originated in the first place. Don’t forget – we usually fall into patterns of thinking and behaving because they serve a function at the time. They might seem to keep us safe from harm, or protect us from criticism. But without realising, we can quickly become entrenched in a cycle that is hard to break. CBT helps us to break free of negative cycles and lifetraps by thinking and behaving differently.

If you think that you, or someone you know, might benefit from CBT, why not contact us at CBT Dublin and make a confidential enquiry?