For the majority of people, shopping is a pleasant pastime or an occasional necessity.
There are lots of different ways that we can shop in the modern age to make the experience more convenient; some people favour small local shops, others prefer large department stores or shopping centres, and an increasing number of individuals do their shopping online. Either way, the average shopper is in control of what they want to buy, possibly writing a list of items that they would like to purchase within their budget.
However, for some people this enjoyable experience can become a compulsion, developing a habit as they repeatedly and regularly indulge in inappropriate and excessive spending. Sometimes we spend too much money on something we think we deserve or something that we want to buy; but for a compulsive shopper, this is a regular and often impulsive occurrence.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) offers a tailored treatment plan designed around your associations with shopping, allowing you to effectively and naturally overcome your consumption more comfortable. Shopping is different for everyone; So the first step in solving your issues with shopping is to explore where your spending fits into your life, what contributes to it, and what might be maintaining the problem? CBT is a method for helping you to examine your thinking styles, beliefs, interpretations of the various aspects of your life, to see if they are unhelpful for you, and particularly to see which ones are fuelling your alcohol consumption.