Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)


CBT and Psychotherapy


Tel: 07593768129

Possibilities Counselling and Psychotherapy Centre Aberdeen

Aberdeen Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Aberdeenshire

Aberdeen CBT, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Aberdeenshire and MBCT (Mindfulness based cognitive therapy) are effective therapies. For example, cognitive behavioural therapy for anxiety is the treatment of choice for anxiety problems and cognitive behavioural therapy for stress can help you overcome stress. Also, Cognitive behavioural therapy for depression is an effective counselling approach for depression.


To make an appointment for CBT, please contact Tracey Johnston, Clinical Director tel: 07593768129

or email (please click on email link): at Possibilities Counselling and Psychotherapy Centre Aberdeen.


Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 9.00 am to 9.00 pm.


CBT can also help such as: stress, anger, panic attacks, worry, trauma, post-traumatic stress (PTSD), social anxiety, excessive shyness, health anxiety, relationship problems, low self esteem, bereavement, grief and loss, phobias, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD),  sleep problems, persistent pain, eating disorders, chronic fatigue plus many other issues.

Aberdeen CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy) and MBCT (Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy in Aberdeen) aims to help you become your own CBT therapist by showing you how to change the patterns of thinking, feeling and behaving that contribute to your difficulties and affect the way you feel.  CBT also helps you address underlying problems and develop new ways of coping.

See below for more information about CBT Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Aberdeen.

"One of the most significant findings in psychology in the last 20 years is that individuals can choose the way they think." Professor Martin Seligman.

What is Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)?

At the simplest level, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy is based on the idea that there is an interaction between our circumstances, the way we feel, the way we think (cognitions), our body state and how we behave.

Where relevant, factors such as interpersonal, social, spiritual and other influences are also considered in what is an integrated multi-system CBT model. 

In CBT, the therapist helps you apply CBT skills to change unhelpful ways of thinking and behaving which then lead to changes in your feelings (mood), body state and a reduction in your distress.  Any underlying issues contributing to the problem, such as low self-esteem, are also addressed. 

For more information about CBT on the Possibilities website, please also see: CBT Aberdeen.

Other Characteristics of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)

  1. CBT is mainly an active, present-focused, problem-solving, collaborative and relatively brief approach.
  2. CBT is an attractive, efficient therapy that many clients like and find beneficial. 
  3. Sessions are usually structured with a joint agenda set at the beginning.
  4. Sessions are tailored to the needs of each individual.
  5. The highly collaborative relationship between the therapist and client is very important as they need to work together as a team to overcome the problem(s).
  6. Agreed tasks are completed between meetings.
  7. Meetings are usually weekly then, as progress is established, move on to fortnightly.
  8. The duration of therapy can vary between 6 weeks to several months depending on the characteristics of the difficulty.
  9. In Roth and Fonagy's (2005) study of 'what works for whom', based on the research evidence available, CBT was recommended as the therapy of choice for most adult psychological problems. CBT had more research support that any other therapeutic approach.  (Please note: this does not mean that other therapies are ineffective. It just means that, of the research available, CBT has more research demonstrating effectiveness.  However, in general, there are many controversies about research conclusions, the nature of research and what constitutes 'evidence' of effectiveness; therefore, some degree of healthy irreverence is advisable.)

To make an appointment for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Aberdeen, please contact Tracey Johnston, Clinical Director

tel: 07593768129 

or email (please click on email link):

All communications will be treated with the highest level of confidentiality and discretion.

Possibilities Counselling and Psychotherapy Centre

31 Jopp's Lane


AB25 1BX

Tel: 07593768129


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