Empowering Your Mind

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy at Lee Psychology

Explore our specialised approach to cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) which is designed to foster lasting change and personal growth.

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The Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Process

How Does CBT Help?

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a widely used therapeutic approach that focuses on identifying and changing negative thought patterns and behaviours that contribute to emotional distress or mental health issues.

Here’s a breakdown of how CBT works:


Understanding the Problem

The therapist and client work together to identify the specific problems or issues the client wants to address. This could range from depression and anxiety to relationship problems or stress management.


Identifying Thoughts and Beliefs

The therapist helps the client recognise and become aware of their thoughts, beliefs, and attitudes, especially those that may be irrational or unhelpful. These thoughts often contribute to negative emotions and behaviours.


Behavioural Strategies

Once identified, the therapist and client work together to challenge and reframe negative thoughts and beliefs. This process involves evaluating evidence for and against these thoughts and developing more balanced and realistic perspectives.


Homework Assignments

Between sessions, clients are often given homework assignments to practice the skills learned in therapy. These assignments help reinforce learning and provide opportunities for real-world application.


Monitoring Progress

Throughout the therapy process, the therapist and client continually monitor progress and adjust strategies as needed. This might involve tracking mood and behaviour changes or modifying treatment goals based on the client’s evolving needs.


Relapse Prevention

Towards the end of therapy, the focus shifts towards equipping the client with tools and strategies to maintain progress and prevent relapse. This may involve developing a plan for managing future challenges and setbacks.

Overall, CBT is a collaborative and goal-oriented approach that empowers individuals to identify and change maladaptive thought patterns and behaviours, leading to improved emotional well-being and coping skills.

It’s often structured and time-limited, with sessions typically ranging from a few weeks to several months, depending on the nature and severity of the issues being addressed.

Meet Paul & Joan

Paul lee bsc msc (psych) & joan lee d.hyp (adv)

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Paul Lee

Mental Health Psychologist

With over 15 years of clinical experience, Paul specialises in cognitive behavioural therapy, helping clients transform their thought patterns and behaviours.

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Joan Lee


Joan integrates hypnotherapy with traditional therapeutic practices to offer innovative solutions for a wide range of mental health problems.

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