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Welcome to Creative CBT. This is the website of therapist/life coach Benjamin Mathews. Benjamin specialises in cognitive behavioural therapy via the internet. If you are new, why not check out the Getting started tab on the right hand side? Alternatively, click here if you would like to contact Benjamin or make an appointment.

The Talking Cure

Sigmund Freud and Josef Breuer coauthored the 1985 book “Studies on Hysteria”, in which they discuss Breuer's treatment of Anna O. From this came the idea that a condition may improve once repressed trauma and related emotions have been expressed. Thus the condition may improve simply by the client being given the opportunity to talk. This is often referred to as catharsis or the talking cure.