Utilising therapy to assist with decision making.

Therapy approaches such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT) , and identifying values/value work are helpful in assisting individuals with making important decisions in life.

How do these psychological approaches help?

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) focuses on identifying and adapting negative thought patterns and beliefs that can contribute to decision-making difficulties. Through CBT, individuals can learn to challenge unhelpful thoughts and create more balanced and realistic ones which impacts mood and motivation in behaviour. This provides clarity and confidence in making important decisions. You can receive evidence-based treatment with a fully accredited and experienced Psychotherapist, (online or in-person home visits, national and international travel available) by clicking here.

Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT) focuses on cultivating feelings of compassion for oneself and others. By learning to choose courage over comfort and develop self-acceptance individuals can gain greater self-awareness, which can lead to better decision-making. This approach can also help reduce stress and anxiety that can arise with making tough decisions. CFT also teaches mindfulness and an awareness of emotions. CFT allows individuals to identify what barriers arise when making important decisions and how to deal with difficult emotions, rather than try to avoid them.

Value work teaches individuals to become more mindful and present in the moment. By learning to accept and tolerate difficult thoughts and feelings, individuals can reduce the impact of anxiety and other emotions on decision-making. This approach helps individuals identify and clarify their values and goals, leading to more meaningful decision-making. Values act like a compass in an individual’s life, allowing decisions to support the direction they wish to move towards.

Therapy helps individuals develop a greater sense of self-awareness, clarify value driven goals, and develop coping strategies to manage difficult emotions. All of which are needed to support making important decisions that are also inline with what is important to themself.


If you feel that you would like to improve your confidence in decision making, facing a tough decision, therapy can help. Please get in contact here or email: info@homebasedtalkingtherapy.com