CBT Therapy
Blanchardstown, Dublin 15

Mental Clarity and Emotional Balance
through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

How CBT Works

The CBT practitioners at Blanchardstown Therapy Centre are committed to providing high-quality Cognitive Behavioral Therapy that helps people with various mental health challenges live fuller lives. The word “cognitive” comes from the Latin phrase meaning “recognize.” The goal of cognitive therapy is for you to get a clear picture of your thoughts, ideas, and beliefs. It’s not just the things and situations that are causing problems, but also the importance we attach to them. The idea is to uncover and change these negative and distressing beliefs.

“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” – Albert Einstein. 

 

Proven Effectiveness of CBT

Cognitive behavioral therapy is one of the most popular mental health treatments in the world. If you’re considering CBT as a way to improve your mental health, you should know that it’s backed up by scientific studies and successful clinical trials. It has been extensively studied and proven to be effective in improving mental health.

CBT for Depression

“I am bent, but not broken. I am scarred, but not disfigured. I am sad, but not hopeless. I am tired, but not powerless. I am angry, but not bitter. I am depressed, but not giving up.”
– Unknown

Approximately 280 million people worldwide suffer from depression, and two studies in particular have underlined the efficacy of CBT as a treatment of depression:

The first study was published in the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology (JCV, 2005). Accordingly, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a treatment for depression that has been shown to be as effective as medication and more effective than a placebo when compared to antidepressant medication and a placebo.

The second study was conducted in the United Kingdom and was published by The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence. Accordingly, CBT is recommended as the first-line treatment for mild to moderate depression, emphasising its efficacy (NICE, 2009)

CBT for Anxiety

“Anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, but only empties today of its strength” – Charles Spurgeon

Anxiety disorders are the most common class of mental health conditions. A meta-analysis published in the Journal of Anxiety, Stress, and Coping (Hofmann et al., 2012) investigated the efficacy of CBT in the treatment of various anxiety disorders. The Study on CBT and Anxiety clearly showed that CBT reduces anxiety symptoms in a wide range of anxiety disorders, including debilitating occurrences of phobias, panic attacks, generalised anxiety disorder etc).

In a similar Irish Study on the Effectiveness of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for anxiety and depression in primary care, this was confirmed. The results showed CBT was more effective than no primary care treatment for anxiety and depression symptoms.

CBT for Eating Disorders

“When you starve yourself, you feed your demons.” – Unknown

Eating disorders can considerably interfere with a good and healthy life. Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) has been studied and found to be more effective than placebo when treating bulimia nerve disorder, according to a Study on CBT and Bulimia Nervosa in JAMA Psychiatry (Fairburn et al., 2015).

How Our CBT Therapists Can Help You

Change your life with the help of our cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) services. Our tailored approach helps you overcome obstacles, boost your mental health, and become more resilient.

CBT Therapy for Anxiety – Towards Lasting Relief

At Blanchardstown Therapy Centre we understand the challenges anxiety can bring, and we are here to help. CBT provides Counselling for Anxiety by following several steps:

1. Anxiety Assessment: We start with a thorough evaluation to determine the nature and severity of your anxiety. This evaluation assists us in developing a treatment plan that is tailored to your specific condition.

2. CBT Sessions: Our one-on-one CBT sessions offer a secure and supportive atmosphere in which you can explore and address the underlying reasons for your anxiety. You’ll discover how to properly handle anxious thoughts and behaviours.

3. Exposure Treatment: We use exposure treatment approaches to gradually desensitise you to anxiety-provoking circumstances for specific anxiety disorders such as phobias or obsessive-compulsive disorder.

4. Mindfulness and Relaxation: Practise mindfulness and relaxation activities to stay anchored in the present moment, manage stress, and build a sense of serenity.

5. Coping skills: We teach you realistic coping skills that you can use in real-life circumstances, giving you the courage to face your anxiety triggers.

6. Progress Monitoring: Throughout your trip, we will check your progress on a frequent basis to ensure that the treatment plan stays effective and make any necessary adjustments.

CBT Therapy for Depression – Regain Your Joy and Vitality

Our counsellors and psychotherapists understand the challenges depression can pose. CBT therapy suggests a structured approach to Counselling for Depression.

  1. Evaluation: Our first step is an in-depth assessment to identify the root cause and severity of your depression. The results of this assessment help us create a treatment plan that fits your individual needs.
  2. One-on-one cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) sessions: provide an opportunity to explore and challenge depressed thought patterns and behaviors. Through CBT, you will learn how to effectively manage and overcome your depression.
  3. Cognitive restructuring: Through cognitive restructuring, we work together to identify and challenge harmful thought patterns that are contributing to your depression, helping you to transition to more positive and empowering thinking.
  4. Behavioral Activation: Through behavioral activation, you will be encouraged to engage in activities that bring joy and satisfaction. This will help break the cycle of depression-related isolation and apathy.

CBT for Eating Disorders – Your Path to Healing

CBT for Eating Disorders is intended to provide individuals with tailored assistance and resources to help them overcome their eating disorders and live a life of equilibrium and self-love. Our CBT therapists provide Counselling for Eating Disorders and Body-Image Concerns in a CBT-specific way:

 

  1. Self-Monitoring: In order to help individuals recover from eating disorders, it is important to keep a record of your eating habits and thoughts and feelings about food. This will help you to identify the patterns, triggers, and behaviors that are contributing to your eating disorder.
  2. Re-structuring your thoughts: This involves challenging and reframing distorted ideas about food, your body, and your worth. For instance, helping you to recognize and change “all-you-can-eat” thinking or perfectionism that is associated with your appearance or your eating habits.
  3. Meal Planning and Regular Eating: Your CBT therapist will with you to create a meal plan and regular eating habits. This will normalize your food intake and help you to reduce your binge or purge episodes.
  4. Exposure and response prevention: ERP involves exposing your body to foods, situations, or triggers that you are afraid of. This can help desensitise your body to anxiety-inducing situations and reduce your compulsive behaviors, such as bingeing or purging.
  5. Body image distortion: we provide you with correction techniques to help you develop a more realistic and accurate perception of your body, such as mirror exposure exercises or challenging negative body-related thoughts through guided discussions.
  6. Emotion regulation skills: you learn emotional awareness, distress tolerance, and problem-solving skills to help you manage and cope with challenging emotions without turning to disordered eating behaviors.

Get Support From a CBT Therapist

If you want to see the success of CBT for yourself, get in touch with Blanchardstown Therapy Centre for a chat with one of our experienced CBT therapists.

Issues Your Individual Counsellor Can Help You With

Individual counselling is a personal opportunity to receive support and experience growth during challenging times in life. Our counsellors and psychotherapists can provide safety, healing, and understanding in a confidential environment, thereby facilitating self-awareness, self-acceptance, and the strength to change. Counselling isn’t just about addressing mental health issues, it can also involve discussing and resolving personal dilemmas, making decisions, and navigating the challenges of life.

Counsellors at Blanchardstown Therapy Centre are trained to listen empathetically, to help you explore and understand your feelings, and to provide you with the necessary tools and techniques to manage and overcome your difficulties. With diverse approaches and methods at their disposal, our psychologists can address a broad spectrum of issues ranging from everyday stresses to complex mental health conditions. Our professional counsellors are capable of assisting you through various situations, providing an invaluable source of support and guidance.

Counselling for Anxiety

This type of therapy addresses excessive concern, panic episodes, phobias and social anxiety in order to encourage calm and better functioning.

Counselling for Depression

Employs a variety of therapy modalities to reduce feelings of depression, hopelessness, and poor motivation.

Counselling for Trauma

Assists you in processing and recovering from prior traumatic events, easing uncomfortable symptoms, and enhancing general wellbeing.

Counselling for Relationship Difficulties

Investigates patterns of communication, resolving problems, and improving interpersonal skills to promote stronger and more fulfilling relationships.

Counselling for Self-Esteem and Identity Issues

Your counsellor helps you to work towards building self-confidence, challenging self-critical thoughts, and fostering a positive self-image. This helps you to develop your values, beliefs, and better sense of self.

Counselling for Stress and Burn-Out

Improves general resilience by learning efficient coping mechanisms and relaxation techniques.

Counselling for Bereavement, Grief and Loss

Supports you as you go through the grieving process, assisting them in navigating the feelings of loss and discovering meaning in their experiences.

Counselling for Anger Management

Helps people to identify their triggers, delve into their emotions, and find constructive ways to vent and control their anger.

Counselling for Addiction

Your counsellor helps you to address substance abuse, gambling problems or behavioural addictions through therapy focused on understanding triggers, developing, coping skills, and promoting recovery.

Counselling for Eating Disorders and Body Image Concerns

Helps you to examine harmful eating habits, distorted body image, and underlying emotional problems that contribute to disordered eating.

Counselling for Work-Related Challenges

This type of counselling helps you to manage work-related stress, enhancing work-life balance, and creating coping mechanisms.

Counselling for Existential Concerns

Explores questions about existence’s nature, meaning, and purpose with the intention of helping people find their own meanings and lead fulfilling lives.

Counselling for Life Transitions

Helps people adjust to significant life changes including moving, changing careers, having a child, or getting divorced.

Therapy for Autism

Avail of autism therapy services in Blanchardstown, Dublin 15. Therapy can reduce the impact of restricted behaviours and enhance social communication and  relationships.

Book a Couples CBT Therapy
Counselling Appointment

Once you find a therapist whose skills and methodology resonate with you, we encourage you to reach out to them directly. Their contact details, including their direct phone number, are available on their profile page for your convenience.
Irene Ryan

Irene Ryan

I strive to offer a safe, non-judgmental space for clients to explore their difficulties and achieve their goals. I have a background working with children and people with intellectual disabilities, and individuals with ASD. I have experience working with anxiety, stress, panic, trauma, anger, and self-esteem. My approach is client-centered and tailored to the needs of the individual.

Chloe Murphy

Chloe Murphy

With a BSc in Psychology and an MA in counselling and psychotherapy I have developed the specialised skills to support individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Intellectual Disabilities (ID). My current work as an assistant clinical psychologist has allowed me to gain a keen understanding into the unique challenges and strengths of these individuals.

Blanchardstown Therapy Center – Dublin 15

Ideally located in Blanchardstown, Dublin 15, at the junction of Blanchardstown Main Street and Clonsilla Road, we offer couples Trust and Commitment counselling and psychotherapy services to customers who reside or work in around Blanchardstown, Mulhuddart, Clonsilla, Castleknock and Tyrrellstown.