Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is the treatment of choice for most of the psychological disorders in adults. Some problems and issues that Cognitive Behavioural Therapy can help you with are –
Depression, Panic Disorder, Low Self Esteem, Anxiety & Panic Attacks, Social Phobia, Phobias (e.g. agoraphobia), Generalise Anxiety Disorder (Excessive Worry), Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Relationship Problems, Sexual Difficulties, Career enhancement, work related stress, Anger, eating disorders, weight loss, Sleeping problems, Performance Anxiety, Public speaking, Substance abuse, Interpersonal difficulties, Chronic Pain, Habit Problems, General Health Problems, Psychological resilience building, as well as behavioural and emotional diddiculties.
CBT is also used to help people in coping with long-term health conditions, such as: irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), Fibromyalgia, Diabetes, Hypertension, Cancer
Psychologists, Clinical Social Workers, Psychiatrists and Professional Counselors are able to perform CBT if they have the relevant training and expertise
Psychiatrists are medical doctors with a MD degree in Psychiatry while Psychologists are usually Behavioural scientists with an MA/MSc and/or a PhD degree in Psychology/Clinical Psychology. The main treatment used by Psychiatrists are medications while that used by psychologists are talking therapies – counseling and psychotherapy.
CBT is mainly a talking-listening-reflecting type of activity based on a healthy therapeutic relationship between the therapist and patient/client. Cognitive therapists can’t prescribe medicine but they can discuss the advantages and disadvantages of medication with you. Many patients are treated without medication at all. Some disorders, however, respond better to a combination of medication and cognitive therapy. If you are on medication, or would like to be on medication, you might want to discuss with your therapist whether you should have a psychiatric consultation with a specialist to ensure that you are on the right kind and dosage of medication. If you are not on medication and do not want to be on medication, you and your therapist might assess, after four to six weeks, how much you’ve progressed and determine whether you might want a psychiatric consultation at that time to obtain more information about medication.
The length of treatment varies depending upon each individual and the scope of issues that are to be addressed during therapy. There is no exact answer or exact number of sessions needed to be effective. However, CBT is a shorter-term therapy which can be as short as between 12 and 20 weeks
One way is to ask your therapist how you might be able to supplement your psychotherapy with cognitive therapy readings, workbooks, client pamphlets, etc. A second way is to prepare for each session, thinking about what you learned in the previous session and jotting down what you want to discuss in the next session. A third way to maximize therapy is to make sure that you try to bring the therapy session into your everyday life. Therapists should make sure you take home notes or a recording of anything you want to remember, both changes in your thinking and an action plan to follow during the week
Sessions are held usually once a week at a mutually convenient time and date. However if required more sessions can be held
At Ascend-PsyCare we believe in quality care within affordable cost. So fee structures varies depending on the age and the financial status of the patient/client. Fee can range between Rs. 500 to Rs. 1500 per session. We also offer pro bono sessions for those who may need them.
There are various discounts and session packages available on request.