Mental Health Conditions where CBT can help

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is the process of getting a person to perceive events on the way they act in a more positive way to ensure that the person with the mental health conditions will move forward toward the goals set.

There are a few mental health conditions that can be treated well with the process of CBT. Usually, it is behavioural and emotional concerns that may find CBT as treatment much helpful. These mental health conditions may include the following conditions for treatment:

- Depression
- Anxiety
- Mood issues
- Posttraumatic Stress
- Obsessions and Compulsions
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)
- Irritable Bowel System (IBS)
- Substance Dependency
- Phobias
- Disordered Eating
- Persistent Pain
- Erratic Sleep Patterns
- Sexual issues
- Anger Management Issues

These are only a few mental health conditions that may lead to you realizing that you need to talk to your nearest Cognitive Behavioural Therapist. If you are on that point, give us a call and we will give our everything to help you along your journey to recovery.

Treating Insomnia

When you start noticing that you are undergoing insomnia and when you suffer from insomnia, everything else suffers about you, physically and emotionally. Having a serious case of insomnia means that you can't concentrate, your productivity is very low, your stomach hurts constantly, you are always irritable and you easily snap at your friends and loved ones. Worst of all is that your happiness is almost like a distant dream.

But with CBT treatment, treating insomnia is something you can do together with the CBT-I program. The CBT-I has five essential aspects to follow to be cured of insomnia.

  • Stimulation Control
  • Sleep Restrictions
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Sleep Hygiene Education
  • Relaxation Strategies

Treating insomnia isn't an easy task, but insomnia isn't NOT curable. Just keep an eye on your diet and the activities that you do during your day then treating insomnia will be something of the past.

Dealing with Depression

Depression is a horrible thing to go through and is even worse to get out of. Depression is a mental disorder that is controlled by excessive sadness, low motivation and loss of interest in things that one had satisfaction from. Depression is usually caused by a life-changing event, like loss of a loved one, too much stress or even disappointment, which makes depression one of the most common mental health disorders.

When you find yourself in a state of depression, try to find out what the reason is that is putting you into depression. It is common to not know the reason, for most people don't know that they are getting depressed until it is too late. It can also have a genetic influence. But how can you deal with it?

Dealing with depression is not an easy task. You need to know who to contact or what to do. The best way to dealing with depression is to sign up for CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), which is an excellent treatment for depression with or without medication. During this time, techniques are also taught to solve problems that are consequent to- or the cause of depression. This is a good way of dealing with depression.


PTSD Therapy Sessions

PTSDPost-Traumatic Stress Disorder, also known as PTSD, may be found present in individuals who have experienced or witnessed a traumatic event.

According to Psychiatrist Dr Eugene Allers, up to 25% of South Africans could possibly suffer from traumatic stress disorders. This is due to the high crime and vehicle accident rates in South Africa. PTSD is an anxiety and stress disorder that can develop after an individual has experienced or witnessed a traumatic event that is sudden and/or unexpected.  

These traumatic experiences can result in the individual undergoing psychological injury, which in return affects their emotions, thoughts and everyday life.

PTSD is treatable through Cognitive Behavioural Therapy which focuses on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. CBT-Therapist's Dr. Shane Pienaar du Bruyn will help you set goals for your therapy, teach you coping techniques that you will be able to use even after your therapy has ended. Within PTSD therapy one will learn how to gradually deal with the traumatic situation, which will also allow you to deal with anxiety.

Contact Dr Shane Pienaar du Bruyn, from The CBT-Therapist, today regarding any Cognitive Behavioural Therapy or Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. CBT-Therapist, A Journey of Being and Becoming.



CBT Therapy Services Pretoria

cbt therapist in pretoriaCBT Therapist's Shane Pienaar du Bruyn (D.Phil Psychology, UP) is a registered Clinic Psychologist (HPCSA registered) and internationally cergified CBT Therapist. Dr S Pienaar du Bruyn offers the following services to patients seeking Cognative Therapy.

  • Individual Psychotherapy
  • Group Psychotherapy
  • Couples Therapy
  • Mentoring & Training


Contact Dr. Shane Pienaar du Bruyn from CBT Therapist today for your Cognative Therapy in Pretoria.



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