Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Melbourne

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) in Melbourne is the primary therapeutic method that psychologists use


How does Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in Melbourne work?

CBT or Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is a method of therapy that is based upon talk therapy to discover the concerns needing address and then to learn new thought methods and ways to manage them, along with practice and homework activities to help them become habit and be engaged in daily life.

Common uses for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Melbourne Therapists treat



It is often used to address concerns such as anxiety, depression, anxiety attacks, stress, self esteem, anger issues, PTSD, sleeping or eating disorders, OCD, and substance abuse, along with bipolar, schizophrenia, and other disorders. At the Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Melbourne Clinic trained professionals can help you to improve your daily tasks by managing symptoms of mental health concerns and improve how daily stress and activities are managed.

Many mental health concerns are difficult to treat as the brain works in very wonderous ways that are not fully understood, and the way the brain functions can be as individual as people. In some instances, and with many people, medication is not the right fit or does not work in the way it was intended. In some situations, people may prefer to try other methods before they being to seek the right medication, or there are situations such as pregnancy or medication interactions where it is temporarily not the right fit. In those situations, CBT can be the most effective treatment option.

Our Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Melbourne Course can help you to tackle your biggest concerns and address the things that affect your life the most first. You are scheduled for a set number of sessions with the same therapist for consistency and to build trust. You can use CBT to address all the symptoms that are affecting your lifestyle, identify the emotions you feel and find ways to manage them, learn to process grief and mourn in a healthy way, and overcome the trauma that occurs where there is abuse or loss. It can also address the physical symptoms you feel, and teach ways to deal with the tress of everyday life. Once you have begun to address the mental illness or the stressors that are affecting you, you can continue to use CBT theories and practices to keep it at bay and to control that mental illness on an ongoing basis.

During cognitive behavioural therapy you may try a few different skills to master. Some will be simply talking, finding the root emotions and discussing them, as well as the situations that have caused them. In other forms, such as exposure therapy, you will push your own limits a bit more by exposing yourself to the thing that scares you or causes you stress. This can include going out if you have social anxiety or flying if you have a fear of planes and flying. These will cause uncomfortable feelings in the moment, but you will learn how to manage and move past them.


Cognitive Behavioural Therapy has its roots with psycholigsts Aaron Beck and Albert Ellis. These pioneers, could be argued to have had the biggest impact and influence on therapy today. Schema Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness based Cognitive Therapy, and so on, all have their foundations within CBT.

CBT asserts that they theory of dysfunction is predicated upon the notion that how we think, and behave affect how we feel. 

Cognitive distortions, such as minimising, catastrophising, all or nothing thinking, can lead one to enter into a distressed state.

cognitive distortions

Using techniques like REBT,  interventions can be used to help discover core beliefs, that may be holding you back.  And then, together we can work on disputing them, replacing them with positive ones.



👋 Hi, I'm Ronnie Adamowicz

I specialise in somatic psychotherapy, as well as other evidence based treatments such as psychodynamic, existential, Emotion Focused Therapy, and person centred therapy. I look forward to having a heart to heart with you. Find out more about me here.

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