Category Archives: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Parental Styles and Childhood Anxiety

Parental Styles and Childhood Anxiety Anxiety disorders are among the most common psychiatric disorders in childhood with prevalence rates between 4% an 19%. Research suggests that anxiety disorders tend to run in families and several lines of research have examined … Continue reading

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What disorders is CBT (Cork Cognitive Therapy) most effective for?

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) is part of the Department of Health in the United Kingdom and was established in an attempt to standardise healthcare in England and Wales. Since 1999, NICE has acquired a high reputation internationally as a role model for the development … Continue reading

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CBT for Emotional Dysregulation at Cork Cognitive Therapy

  What is emotional regulation? Emotional regulation is a complex process that involves changing one’s mental state and behaviour in response to an external or internal event. The process plays out as follows: something internal or external (thought or event) … Continue reading

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CBT for Confidence and Assertiveness at Cork Cognitive Therapy

Assertiveness, Confidence and Self Esteem Assertiveness is the ability to express yourself, your rights and your needs in a way that does not seek to dominate others. Sometimes those with low self-confidence may find it difficult to be assertive, whether … Continue reading

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CBT for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder at Cork Cognitive Therapy

What is PSTD? Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder caused by very stressful, frightening or distressing events. These events can include serious road accidents, natural disasters, violent personal assaults or any event where the person experiencing it perceived it to be stressful, frightening … Continue reading

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CBT for Stressful Life Events at Cork Cognitive Therapy

Stressful Life Events In 1967 two psychologists (Holmes and Rahe) proposed their Life Events Theory and one of the central tents was that Stressful Life Events did not just have singular consequences but in fact have cumulative effects. In other … Continue reading

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CBT for Family Relationship Issues at Cork Cognitive Therapy

Happy Families! If you have a argument with someone outside of your family it often results in detaching from that person and this might be a reasonable solution given that you are not bound together. However, when you have an … Continue reading

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Are you an unhealthy perfectionist?

What is unhealthy perfectionism? The term perfectionism is commonly used for a person who strives to achieve best performance in everything. Perfectionism can be present in every aspect of life – work, study, relationships, exercise, appearance or any area that is important … Continue reading

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Self Esteem

What is Self Esteem? A simple definition would be the opinion we have of ourselves. The level of self esteem we possess is core to our perception of personal worth and at some time or another probably every on e of … Continue reading

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Social Anxiety

What is it? First and foremost, this is a common problem but it effects people differently. As a therapist I have worked with people who have a specific fear such as public speaking, and people who have generalised fears and … Continue reading

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