Counselling / CBT Glasgow

Counselling and CBT helps tackle stressful problems and a negative mood state.

By acknowledging problems, we are already underway in terms of progress and can start making changes.

The Counselling / CBT sessions provide opportunity to expose and explore the problem, but then over time to present potential solutions or to start seeing the problem from a different perspective. Often, when people initially present, they only see the difficulties and a sense of feeling overwhelmed.

Its not uncommon to be anxious about attending the first session. That is usual for any new experience, but almost always, this passes with the aim to make the first session as pain free as possible.

Being able to explain the problem and its context often offers some relief in itself.

People can often come to counselling feeling quite negative, low, anxious or emotionally distressed. The aim of counselling is to progress out of this negative state to an improved state of mood and well-being.

What can I get out of Counselling / CBT?

Counselling / CBT helps to develop new skills and internal resources. Part of the Counsellors role is to address negative or irrational thinking and unhelpful behavioural patterns, alongside offering confidence builders such as assertiveness techniques. The sessions are individually set, so a lot depends on what you're looking for. The aim is to work in collaboration provided the goals are realistic and achievable.

Counselling / CBT helps develop greater self awareness, confidence and belief that there can be change and improvements. Counselling and CBT helps individuals look for solutions and develop new perspectives. Sometimes it is about adaptation to circumstances or it can be about develop new coping abilities. Overall, it supports self empowerment.

The number of sessions vary. Some people come for just 1 or 2 sessions, but to get maximum benefit 6 to 10 is likely to be more beneficial.

For most, the counselling / CBT experience is a positive and worthwhile experience and provides a platform to move on 'in a better way', having dealt with the issue which has been responsible for the personal affect.