Does anyone know if someone provides this service in Cork? Has anyone any comments on this type of therapy?
Have a look here for possibilities in Cork.
CBT is used to treat a wide variety of psychological difficulties. It is the most researched approach in psychology today and has been shown to be highly effective when provided by a suitably qualified therapist. A google search should clarify any more specific questions. It's the evidence-based treatment of choice for many presentations.
Are you wondering about treating a specific difficulty with CBT?
Well i was seeing a psychiatrist for a while and was given the diagnosis of paranoid psychosis and but on Risperdal. But i then later find out that this conidtion is a symptom, not a diagnosis. So i stopped going and stopped taking the meds. But things havent gone so well so i went back on them and plan to return to her. But i would like to know what exactly is wrong with me so thats why i am returning also. So i suppose to answer your question i dont really know whats wrong with me, but the terms bi-polar and schizophrenia have been thrown around by counsellors.
While your initial request was quite general, I think what you are talking about now is more related to your own personal circumstances. I would advise having a look at the charter of this forum which can be found here and which says that discussing personal issues is not part of the remit of this forum.
If you need any information or advice about symptoms you are experiencing yourself, I would strongly recommend talking to your psychiatrist again, or another suitably qualified mental health professional. They will be able to give you the most accurate information about the issues you are concerned about and the best treatment options for you.
Apologies if that sounds a bit fussy, but the rules of the forum are there for good reason and are in place to protect people and prevent them from being given medical/psychological/psychiatric advice from essentially anonymous people who may not offer the information or guidance that is most suited to them and their particular situation.
Best of luck.
I appreciate you comments, but in fairness i tried to avoid making it personal by simple asking peoples opinions on the technique itself, and not in relation to me. The only time i stated my case was when you requested, so i think its a bit rich that you are pulling me for breaking the charter when you blatantly requested that i do so.
In saying that, i do intend to discuss it with my psych so i will leave it at that. I was just hoping for a general discussion on the topic, not my personal case.
I don't think anything in the above asked you to discuss your own personal situation Daithi, but if that's how it came across, then I apologise. Hope all goes well for you.
Perhaps i put to much emphasis on the word 'you'! hehehe never mind!
i think ur just paranoid boy
CBT is only really effective in treating mild mental disorders such as mild depression or anxiety.
It professes to have huge success rates in curing and preventing depression but the actual data is a bit sketchy.
Personally, a good psychiatrist is your best bet. Even if it means going on all manner of medications.
CBT in general:
(also lists CBT therapists in the Republic & North of Ireland)
CBT & Psychosis:
to give some idea of the state of the evidence.
CBT & major depression: the seminal paper of Neil Jacobson & his colleagues (1996) would be of use ..............behavioural activation was found to have similar results as CBT. But the B is still part of the family of CBT!
I don't think CBT would be everyones cup of tea, and from what I've read, it is only suited to certain conditions and certain people.
To all Mental Health sufferers
I attended the recovery classes and without a doubt it has been the most important thing to happen to me. It transformed me from a nervous yes-man half living a life between setbacks into a self respected valid person who no longer fears return of my illnesses.
i can't believe that people know of aware and grow but not Recovery. There are meetings in most parts of Ireland. Recovery is a true CBT group therapy and it works.
If your life is dogged by anxiety, symptons, fear of relapse, fear etc. then get yourself to a Recovery Meeting. Expect to put time, effort, patience and above all predispose your self that CBT requires change, change of your beliefs about symptons, illnesses, right and wrong, and your beliefs about you.
I would have no doubt that walking into your first Recovery meeting will be the best desision you make in your life. Its power (over time) will be way bigger that you could ever imagine. It will appear very simple to you at first and you will wonder if it could be capable of the effects i mentioned but if you listen to what the members are saying and put it into practice, you will see in time what i'm on about.
Although CBT seems to have gained huge momentum in the recent past its NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) that I find intriguing.
Supposedly with this form of therapy the therapist takes ones unconscious, makes it conscious, reprogrammes it (positively) and makes it unconscious again. The underlying belief of this approach is not years of one on one counselling but a 'rewiring' of the mind per se in one to two sessions.
The guy who presents that programme 'Not Enough Hours' on RTE is a pscychologist and one of the leading NLP practitioners in Ireland. Check him out: