Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (commonly abbreviated to CBT) is the most widely researched psychology intervention for anxiety and depression. If you prefer a structured, goal oriented, hands-on and practical approach, then this is the therapy for you. CBT aims to increase self-awareness, develop more balanced thinking and engagement in helpful behaviours that move you along closer to your goals. CBT also equips you with practical skills and techniques that can be applied in your daily life, improving your resilience and wellbeing.

No matter which therapy approach is selected, psychologists at Scope work from a person-centred approach offering warmth and genuine care to each client they see. They focus on learning about each person they meet before working collaboratively with you to create an individually tailored plan.

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What is cognitive behavioural therapy?

CBT focuses on the connection between our thoughts, emotions and behaviours. Specifically, it delves into how our thoughts have the power to influence our feelings and actions. By challenging your negative or distorted thought patterns, CBT aims to treat your mental health concerns and improve your wellbeing. 

Effective CBT involves collaboration between therapist and client. Sessions begin with setting a clear and collaborative agenda, at times ending with the setting of home tasks to be completed between appointments. Your therapist can help you identify and understand unhelpful thinking patterns, challenge underlying beliefs and develop strategies to replace them with more helpful thoughts, feelings and behaviours. The number of appointments is highly dependent on the mental health concern but may involve 6 to 16 one hour sessions.


Who will CBT benefit?

CBT is commonly used to improve:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Fear and phobias
  • Post-Traumatic Stress (PTSD)

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Can I do cognitive behavioural therapy online?

Yes! Online CBT has all the benefits of face-to-face therapy, but can be accessed by anyone, anywhere and at any time. Whether you’re in the city or in rural and remote regions of Australia, you can access our services from the comfort of your own home, school or office.


How much does CBT cost?

(+$50.00 new client fee)

Medicare Rebate:

  • Registered Psychologist – $190.00-$220.00 per hour

Private Health Insurance (dependant on health insurer):

  • Provisional Psychologist – $140.00 per hour
  • Registered Psychologist – $190.00-$220.00 per hour 

NDIS Claims:

  • Provisional Psychologist – $156.16 per hour
  • Registered Psychologist – $214.41 per hour


Does CBT sound like it’s for you?

Book an induction session for CBT with one of our psychologists by contacting our friendly customer support team by either phone or email.

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