Psychological Therapy and Counselling
Pilowsky Psychology offers therapy services that are available to people experiencing mild, moderate, and severe mental illness. Our services are also available for people who have attempted and/or at risk of self-harm or suicide. Our psychological services are place-based targeting people who experience barriers to getting access to mainstream treatment.
Pilowsky Psychology has specialist therapists who treat a wide range of mental disorders and emotional issues. We offer CBT treatment for problems around depression, anxiety, PTSD, OCD, panic, and stress.
If you have depression, you will feel persistently hopeless and unhappy. You are likely to lose interest in activities you used to enjoy. In addition, depression impacts your feelings, thinking, and your ability to act.
Cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT)
What is Cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT)?
Cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) is a practical form of psychotherapy. It helps people to develop skills and strategies for becoming and staying healthy.
CBT focuses on what is happening around them and how perceptions affect the way we feel.
is problem-focused and goal-oriented
teaches strategies and skills
is based on a positive, shared therapeutic relationship between therapist and client
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy aims to change and/or interrupt the factors of maintenance in a depressive cycle with a combination of behavioral and cognitive interventions. Most people with depression feel anxious and this mental illness affects people in a variety of ways – causing different symptoms.
No matter how low you are feeling now, remember that this mental illness is treatable. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or CBT is the treatment of choice for depression. So, if you think you are suffering from depression, you can contact us and we will help you!
If you have common symptoms associated with depression or if you have had 5 or more symptoms of a depressive episode, we suggest you make an appointment with Pilowsky Psychology today. You are not alone – because we are here to help you with CBT.
When you should seek help from us?
If you have any of the following symptoms, you can contact us to get our expert advice.
A persistent feeling of unhappiness or low mood.
A sense of inadequacy and worthlessness with a loss of confidence.
Bad feelings, anxiety, irritability, and guilt.
General aches and pains, a loss of energy, and little motivation to do certain things.
Loss of interest or pleasure in daily activities.
Eating less or more – changes in appetite.
Sleep disturbance – i.e. early morning waking or difficulties getting off to sleep.
Reduction in sex drive and/or loss of interest in sex.
Difficulty in paying attention, loss of concentration, and/or remembering things.
A sense of helplessness and hopelessness about the future.
Having problems beings around people that lead to isolating self.
Thoughts of suicide and death.
Unhelpful, self-critical, negative, and extreme thoughts.
We also utilize humanistic techniques, client-centered approaches with a supportive focus. We offer services in areas such as anger management, general counseling, couple counseling, grief and loss, parenting and relationship issues and other psychological concerns.
CBT therapy is useful for treating panic attacks, low self-esteem, sleep disorders, health anxiety, social anxiety, addiction, sex problems, OCD, CFS, bulimia, chronic pain, bipolar disorder, postnatal depression, and habit disorders.
Our CBT Therapist have key strengths that they use in their CBT practice. We have seminars and events on empathy/compassion, listening skills, organizational skills, communication skills, as well as building a good relationship with clients.
Our therapists work with individuals who have complex emotional problems. These problems can be difficult and stressful. So, having empathy for people with mental illness is a critical part of establishing a successful therapeutic relationship.
Pilowsky Psychology has therapists with excellent listening skills. We spend most of our time listening to our clients and helping them comprehend their values and goals while solving problems. For us, active listening is essential.
We lay strong emphasis on organizational skills as well because they are essential particularly if we want to make a long-term plan for clients concerning therapy practice. We keep track of the treatment, schedules, and insurance companies.
Communication is likewise very important. We work with people from diverse backgrounds, belief systems, and cultures. We have developed an effective rapport with a diverse group of individuals. We are sensitive to clients’ various needs as well as the style of communication.
Not only do we develop a trustful relationship with our patients, but also help them repair or rehab broken relationships of their own. For us, it is essential to develop abilities that help us navigate the complexities of relationships with clients in a successful way.