CBT for Menopause
Is the menopause stopping you on your tracks, getting you anxious and low in mood, making you feel like your brain is in constant fog and as if there is always a cloud over you, sapping your energy and messing up your sleep? Really, are you just getting by? What if there is a way out of this?
Truth be told, yes, you can get your strong self back and you can thrive again!!!
It is well established that the fluctuations in oestrogen, progesterone and testosterone levels during the peri-menopause and menopause have an impact not only on the physical body but on our mental and emotional wellbeing. All too often, during our 40s and 50s when we experience emotional difficulties, we can be diagnosed with depression, anxiety, adjustment disorder, etc. and treated with antidepressants, without much consideration for how the hormonal changes may have impacted on our mental health.
CBT for Menopause
If you want help for the physical and psychological side of the menopause, various approaches such as HRT and lifestyle modifications can definitely help. However, if you want an additional or alternative option to enable you to reconnect with who you were before the menopause insidiously crept upon you, a course of CBT can help you address the psychological side of this major life change we - all women - go through sometime half-way through our lives.
CBT is recognised as an effective treatment for treating anxiety and low mood and it can be used successfully in supporting you learn strategies to cope with the emotional and mental health symptoms caused by the peri-menopause and menopause. The sessions are designed to increase awareness of the links between your thoughts, feelings and behaviours and how you can effect change that will improve the way you respond to situations that trigger an emotional response in you.
Menopause and Emotional Wellbeing
Using a tailored approach to meet your specific needs, we can help you rebuild your confidence and self-esteem and address feelings of grief related to transitioning in a different stage of life. We will guide you through a process of learning to better understand your emotions and then support you to identify your own personal resources that you can then build on and enable change. Change is a process, not an event and when you want to start this journey, please contact us to see how we can help you.