Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

What is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) ?

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a collaborative, practical and problem oriented approach to emotional problems whereby the client and therapist work together toward understanding difficulties in terms of the relationship between thoughts, feelings, body responses and behaviour.

CBT is based on the concept that how we think, how we act, how we feel and what we experience in our bodies all interact together.

What can Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) treat?

CBT is effective for a wide range of emotional problems from relationship problems, substance abuse, obsessive-compulsive disorder, social phobia, anxiety, depression, compulsive gambling and eating disorders. Its efficacy has been proven through major research studies.

How does Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) work?

In CBT, the client and therapist work together toward understanding difficulties in terms of the relationship between thoughts, feelings, body responses and behaviour.  CBT helps clients break the vicious circle of altered and unhelpful thinking and behaviour. The therapy focus on the thoughts, images, beliefs and attitudes that we hold, the personal meaning we associate with these and how this relates to our behaviour. We work to help clients learn more useful ways of thinking and coping.

How Long Is a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Session ?

Between 50 and 60 minutes, depending on which therapist you attend.

How Do I Begin Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) ?

You can begin by contacting one of our CBT therapists listed below or on our Therapists page. Our CBT therapy services are available both face to face at our Dublin and Galway centres or online. All of our CBT therapists are fully trained and qualified counsellors and psychotherapists. You can contact them either by phone or by email. If you are contacting us by email please provide us with the preferred location of your therapist, a brief background of the issues that you would like to work with, and also the days and times that you are available.

What does the Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) process involve?

The CBT process is usually of 6-8 week duration. The client works with the therapist to understand each problem and break it down into its component parts. This helps identify individual patterns of thoughts, emotions, bodily feelings and actions which are causing distress and we can then trace the underlying beliefs that maintain them. After identifying and agreeing collaboratively what beliefs the client might change, the therapist may recommend ‘homework’ assignments the client can complete and practice outside the sessions to counter or disprove these beliefs. To assist in this process the therapist may invite the client to keep a log or a diary. The strength of CBT is that the client can continue to practise and develop their skills even after the sessions have finished, making it less likely that symptoms or problems will return. CBT can be used exclusively or it can be integrated with other therapeutic approaches such as humanistic or psychodynamic depending on the needs and requirements of the client.

How Much is a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Session ?

The fee per CBT session will depend on which therapist you are attending. The fee for each therapist is shown on their individual profile and also on the Fees page.

Is My Cognitive Behavioural Therapist Properly Qualified ?

All of our CBT therapists have completed a full professional counselling, psychotherapy or psychology training, which incorporated specific cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) training. Many have also completed more advanced post-qualification trainings in CBT. They are associates or accredited members of the main professional associations: the Irish Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP), the Irish Association of Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy (IAHIP), or the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI).

How do I Arrange An Appointment?

You can contact your chosen Mind and Body Works therapist directly from the list below to arrange this service.

  • Sarah Skinner

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  • Sandra Barry

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  • Debbie Harvey

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  • Eoghan Styles

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    Dublin 2

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  • Ross Askins

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    Dublin 4

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  • Niamh Dolan

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    Galway City

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  • Elaine Claffey

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  • Petrina Timoney

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  • Teresa Hyland

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  • Dr Joe Geary DCounsPsych, MSc, BSc

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  • Annette Homan

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  • David Maher

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  • Ann Prendergast

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  • Lisa Stewart

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  • Margo Foley Minihane

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  • Mary Buckley

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  • Sally Hayes

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  • Dr Pauline Moloney

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  • Nicola Hallissey

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  • Jared Gottlieb

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  • Ciara McGriskin

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  • Lidia Kaleta

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  • Dr Laura Pelaia

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  • Gina O’Sullivan

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  • Dr. Andrea Pousada-Fitzpatrick, Ph.D.,C.Psychol

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  • Jennifer Hamilton

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  • Maria Fennell

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    Dublin 2

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  • Annette O’Dwyer

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  • Maria McBride

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  • Dr Caroline Kendrick

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    Dublin 2

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  • Tim Holden

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  • Bernadette Ryan

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  • Craig McCullough

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    Dublin 2

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  • Dr Meg Ryan C.Psychol., Ps.S.I.

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  • Annette Keane

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  • Olive Buckley

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  • Lisa O’Hara

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    Dublin 2

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  • Teresa Bergin

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    Dublin 2

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  • Natalya Price

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  • Karen Fitzsimons

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