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Time2change - Laois CBT


Katie O'Hara - Reg. Psych., M.Sc. CBT

About Us

I am a fully qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist, a Registered Psychologist and a graduate of Queen's University Belfast. QUB offers training of the highest standard and their MSc in CBT is accredited by the British Association of Cognitive and Behavioural Psychotherapists (BABCP).

WHAT IS CBT? CBT is one of the most researched, evidence based practices for treating anxiety, OCD, depression, panic disorder, and other conditions. CBT is based on the idea that how we think (cognition), how we act (behaviour), how we feel (emotion) and what is happening in our bodies (physiology) all interact together. Specifically, our thoughts strongly influence our feelings and our behaviour; therefore unhelpful, negative and unrealistic thoughts can be a major source of distress.

WHAT IS CBT FOR? CBT can be effective in helping people suffering from: Depression, Anxiety, OCD, Panic Attacks, Phobias, Low Self-Esteem, Addictions, Trauma, Anger Problems and Stress, Weight Management and Eating Disorders.

HOW DOES CBT WORK? CBT addresses the vicious circles that can arise between negative thoughts, self-defeating behaviour, difficult emotions (such as overwhelming anxiety) and physiological reactions (such as sweating and trembling). The aim of CBT is to empower the client to generate cognitive and behavioural solutions to problematic aspects of his/her life.

I am a Laois based psychologist who specialise in CBT. My counselling service is also available to those in Kildare, Offaly, Carlow, Kilkenny and surrounding areas.

MINDFULNESS BASED EXPRESSIVE ART - I also have a background in the arts and currently run Mindfulness Based Expressive Art workshops in conjunction with Dunamaise Arts Centre, Portlaoise.

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