CBT
for
anxiety

Although the experience of anxiety is certainly an unpleasant one, it’s important to realise that anxiety is not, in itself, harmful. That been said, excessive anxiety can, if left untreated, become a vicious circle with an enormous impact, not only on the daily life of the person with the anxiety problem, but also on the life of those around them. 

To give an example: persons struggling with anxiety often do their best to suppress, or escape from, the anxiety they experience in the situations they fear most. They also tend to avoid those situations, in order to prevent themselves from even becoming anxious. Because avoidance is so effective in the short term, anxious persons tend to keep on avoiding.

However, in the long term, this avoidance behaviour prevents them from discovering that they can actually learn to face and handle their feared situations, while at the same time tolerating their feelings of anxiety. By continuing to avoid their feared situations, persons struggling with problems of anxiety end up staying stuck in the vicious circle of their anxiety, leading a life that’s unnecessarily restricted!

CBT
for
anxiety

Although the experience of anxiety is certainly an unpleasant one, it’s important to realise that anxiety is not, in itself, harmful. That been said, excessive anxiety can, if left untreated, become a vicious circle with an enormous impact, not only on the daily life of the person with the anxiety problem, but also on the life of those around them.

To give an example: persons struggling with anxiety often do their best to suppress, or escape from, the anxiety they experience in the situations they fear most. They also tend to avoid those situations, in order to prevent themselves from even becoming anxious. Because avoidance is so effective in the short term, anxious persons tend to keep on avoiding.

However, in the long term, this avoidance behaviour prevents them from discovering that they can actually learn to face and handle their feared situations, while at the same time tolerating their feelings of anxiety. By continuing to avoid their feared situations, persons struggling with problems of anxiety end up staying stuck in the vicious circle of their anxiety, leading a life that’s unnecessarily restricted!

Breaking the vicious circle!

Lots of psychological research has shown that the use of top-quality self-help resources, based on the proven effective approach called Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), works well for mental health problems such as anxiety. CBT enables persons who are struggling with anxiety to break the vicious circle in which they are stuck, so that they can reclaim their mental health.

Research also shows that the benefits can be even greater when a person using CBT self-help resources receives support from a professional who has been trained in CBT. This combined approach is called guided CBT, and this is our core business at PsychOnline4u!

Guided CBT is intended to help persons experiencing mild to moderate mental health problems to help themselves, so that they become, in a sense, their own ‘therapist’. So, PsychOnline4u is about helping you to help yourself!

cognitive behavioral therapy for anxiety

Breaking the vicious circle!

Lots of psychological research has shown that the use of top-quality self-help resources, based on the proven effective approach called Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), works well for mental health problems such as anxiety. CBT enables persons who are struggling with anxiety to break the vicious circle in which they are stuck, so that they can reclaim their mental health.

Research also shows that the benefits can be even greater when a person using CBT self-help resources receives support from a professional who has been trained in CBT. This combined approach is called guided CBT, and this is our core business at PsychOnline4u!

Guided CBT is intended to help persons experiencing mild to moderate mental health problems to help themselves, so that they become, in a sense, their own ‘therapist’. So, PsychOnline4u is about helping you to help yourself!

cognitive behavioral therapy for anxiety

Overcome anxiety

To learn more about anxiety, and about how PsychOnline4u uses online guided CBT to help people break the vicious circle of their anxiety, and bounce back to mental health, you can request our free e-book ‘Overcome ANXIETY’.

E-book Overcome Anxiety

Break the vicious circle of your anxiety

Overcome anxiety

To learn more about anxiety, and about how PsychOnline4u uses online guided CBT to help people break the vicious circle of their anxiety, and bounce back to mental health, you can request our free e-book ‘Overcome ANXIETY’.

E-book Overcome Anxiety

Break the vicious circle of your anxiety

If you are wondering whether our online support might be a suitable approach for your particular problems of Anxiety, you can request a (once-off) free online consultation (by voice or video, whichever you prefer) to discuss this, as well as any other specific queries you may have. Once again, you can do so by using either the contact form, or the email address, on the website.

TIP: But, before you request our free consultation, we think it would probably be handy if you first read the information in our free e-book ‘CBT for anxiety. That way, you can make your queries more specific.

Finally: the scope of guided CBT for reducing mental health problems such as the symptoms of mild to moderate anxiety disorders, depression, or trauma, is obvious. Research has shown that self-help resources, based on CBT, can be effective in tackling these problems, and even more so when these resources are combined with support from a professional trained in CBT.

However, some people struggle with severe levels of these psychological problems. In those cases, guided CBT will not be adequate in addressing their mental health needs. More intensive forms of treatment will usually be required, of the kind provided in regular face-to-face therapy!

That’s why we, at PsychOnline4ufirst do an initial assessment: to identify both the nature and severity of a person’s mental health problem,  so that we can decide whether our guided CBT would be sufficient, or whether more intensive treatment is required.

If our assessment indicates that the latter is indeed the case, then we will discuss this with the person in question, and advise them to seek more intensive treatment. And we will do this, as much as possible, in close cooperation with their GP. This is explained in more detail on the website, in the information about Assessment, and also in our Terms and Conditions.