What is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)?

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a relatively shorter term focused psychotherapy for a wide range of psychological problems.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) helps people understand the links between, thoughts, feelings and behaviour. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a way of talking about how you think about yourself, the world and others.

How you think (cognition) influences how you feel (emotion), and what you do (behaviour). CBT works on the principle that our behaviour and emotions depend to a large degree on our perception of what we understand is happening. What we think and anticipate can greatly affect our reaction to events and people.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a structured, present focused, time limited psychotherapy. It is problem focused, goal orientated, and deals with problems in the “here and now”. However, there are times when you may need to talk about your past to help understand how it is affecting you now.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is a form of talking therapy that combines both cognitive and behavioural therapy. Having understood what, you are thinking and how to deal with your thoughts, it is possible with CBT, to train yourself to respond in a different way, which in turn can lead to a potentially more satisfying way of life.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy uses practical techniques and exercises to help you to make lasting changes in the way you think and behave to make you feel better.

Therapy lasts between 6-12 sessions, dependent upon the nature and severity of your current difficulties, and are of 50 minutes duration.

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