Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

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A short term and structured therapy used to treat a variety of presentations

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy or CBT is a structured psychological treatment which recognises the way we think (cognition) and act (behaviour) affects the way we feel. 

When seeing one of our counsellors at Evolving Minds Counselling for CBT, we would normally follow this structure:

  • Assessment - this may take one or two sessions as we aim to find out more about you and how your current situation is impacting you.

  • Psychoeducation - this is where we provide you with knowledge, so you understand why you are feeling the way you do.

  • Goal Setting - finding out what you would like from our sessions and how we can best help.

  • Homework - this is where you get the opportunity to practice the strategies learnt in counselling sessions and adapt these to your day-to-day activities.  We would normally take some time each session to see how these are working and adapt them accordingly.

The aim of CBT in counselling is to help:


  • change beliefs that are found to be inaccurate

  • identify unhelpful or negative thinking

  • recognise our worries and they way in which they impact us

  • learn strategies to help with unproductive worries

  • recognise and reframe unhelpful thought patterns

  • communicate with others in a more positive way

CBT has been found to be very effective in treating a range of  presentations including:

CBT has been found to be effective using traditional face-to-face sessions and online sessions, via video-conferencing or phone.

​​​​If you would like to know more, please feel free to call Evolving Minds Counselling on (02) 8519 4197 or email us at  You can also  request an appointment by clicking the button below.