Research has shown that Cognitive Behavioural Therapy can be as effective as medication. Sometimes, when issues are more specific, current and identifiable,Cognitive Behavioural Therapy can be completed more quickly than other forms of Counselling. However, to benefit from any form of Counselling, you need to commit yourself to the process. A Counsellor can help and advise you, but they cannot make your problems go away without your full co-operation and your investment in yourself.
There is always a risk that bad feelings, and the downward spiral, will return but withCognitive Behavioural Therapy you may have learned the skills to make it easier for you to control your feelings. This is why it is important to continue practising yourCognitive Behavioural Therapy skills even after you are feeling better and your sessions have finished.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy may not be suitable if you have more complex or older, deep rooted, issues. For example issues from your childhood, previous relationships, abuse or family issues.
Sometimes men can find Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is more in keeping with their ‘problem solving’ approach to life where identifying a problem and fixing it is easier to engage with.