Cognitive Behavioural Coaching
Cognitive and Behavioural Coaching is derived from Cognitive and Behavioural Therapy (CBT). Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is the most researched and validated form of psychotherapy. The Department of Health strongly supports and confirms the evidence validating the effectiveness of CBT as a time limited and cost-effective therapy.
This approach emphasises that the way we react to everyday situations is largely determined by our perception of them rather than the events themselves. Our perception of our world, self and others is mostly determined by our past experiences and our understanding of it. This cognitive process is extremely complex and CBT argues that it is often flawed.
By examining and re-evaluating some of our less helpful views, we can develop and test out alternative viewpoints and behaviours that may be more effective in aiding problem-solving or in approaching challenges from an objective point of view.
Cognitive and Behavioural Coaching is a combination of improving on one’s weakness and building one’s strength. Focussing on strengths and learning to use them in new ways, increases positive emotions which help you broaden and build your skills, allows you to step back and see the big picture more easily and engage more with others.
Cognitive and Behavioural Coaching can help in:
- improving self-awareness, acceptance of self and others
- dealing better with troublesome emotions
- becoming more assertive and a better communicator
- becoming more resilient
- improving time management
- learning effective problem-solving strategies
- handling criticism constructively and giving feedback
- taking risks and effective decision making
- managing pressure and stress
Cognitive and Behavioural Coaching has a significant impact on people’s overall satisfaction with life, sense of purpose and achievements of personal goals.
Cognitive and Behavioural Coaching emphasises the collaborative aspect of client/coach relationship which means that all aspects of the coaching are made explicit and both client and coach work together to plan strategies to deal with concerns and achieve explicitly agreed goals within a time-limited framework.
I offer individual Cognitive and Behavioural Coaching at my private practice in central London and by telephone and skype appointments.