Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)

How do you speak to yourself? CBT explores how helpful (or otherwise!) your thoughts are in the context of your behaviour and your emotions. It focuses on shifting from negative thoughts to those that are realistic and optimistic.

The basic premise of CBT works of the basis that thoughts, emotions, physical sensations and behaviours are interconnected. It works to identify and modify unhelpful thoughts, beliefs or schemes that are thought to be at the heart of psychological distress or pathology.

CBT is an evidence-based psychological approach that refers to a number of therapeutic modalities that unite through common principals including therapies such as: cognitive therapy (CT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT), schema therapy, rational emotive behaviour therapy (REBT), and problem solving therapy (PST).

Telehealth or Online Therapy Sessions

Our telehealth or online therapy sessions are fully compliant with health regulations for in-person appointments and is a successful option for people continuing treatment without physically coming into the clinic such as those who require self-isolation. For more information about online services read our Therapy Online Form fact sheet. Our Telehealth Consent Form outlines further considerations in the delivery of psychological treatment via telehealth and is required to be completed prior to treatment commencement.

Covid-19 Information

If you or someone you know are struggling as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic please speak with your GP, support person or discuss with your psychologist.

The Australian Psychological Society has a variety of resources available including Covid19 Fact sheets.

Would you like to start the process?

The Shellharbour Clinic delivers tailored, personalised treatment. The first step of exploring which of the above treatment approaches best suit your specific needs is a conversation with our therapists. For more information about our services, the people we work with or to simply start the process of treatment, please contact us.

Please note – the above information about different treatments is general in nature and is for information only.
Your psychologist or treating professional will provide more detailed information that is relevant and tailored to your specific circumstances.