Change negative thinking and behaviour patterns
to help individuals overcome their problems
Cognitive And Behavioural Therapy
Cognitive and Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a type of psychotherapy that focuses on changing negative thinking and behaviour patterns to help individuals overcome psychological problems. It is based on the idea that our thoughts, emotions, and behaviours are interconnected and that we can improve our emotional well-being by changing our thoughts and behaviours. CBT is often used to treat various mental health conditions, including anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). It typically involves short-term, structured sessions with a trained therapist.
CBT is a highly structured and goal-oriented approach to therapy. In CBT, the therapist and the client work collaboratively to identify negative or distorted thought patterns and behaviours contributing to the client’s emotional distress. The therapist then helps the client develop more positive and adaptive ways of thinking and behaving and works with the client to practice and reinforce these new patterns.
CBT is typically divided into two main components: cognitive and behavioural therapy. Cognitive therapy focuses on changing negative or distorted thought patterns, while behavioural therapy focuses on changing maladaptive behaviours.
Some common techniques used in CBT include identifying and challenging negative thoughts (e.g., “catastrophizing” or overgeneralizing), learning relaxation and stress-reduction techniques, developing problem-solving skills, and practicing exposure therapy (gradually facing feared situations or stimuli to reduce anxiety).
How it work?
CBT has been found to be an effective treatment for various mental health conditions, including anxiety disorders, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and eating disorders. It is usually a short-term treatment, with clients attending 12-20 weekly sessions.
Overall, CBT is a highly structured and evidence-based approach to therapy that is effective for many people struggling with mental health issues.