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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Cognitive Behavioural therapy (CBT) is a psychotherapeutic approach that addresses dysfunctional emotions, maladaptive behaviours and cognitive processes and contents. CBT is a treatment that focuses on how you think and how you act, and how this affects how you feel. If you find yourself thinking negatively or you’re feeling constantly down all the time, CBT can help you. The application of CBT is not based on a specific model, but is an individualised and collaborative program that helps individuals to recognise unhelpful patterns, thoughts and behaviours and learn or relearn healthier skills and habits. CBT is "problem focused" (undertaken for specific issues or problems) and "action oriented" (therapist tries to assist the client in selecting specific strategies to help address those problems).

What can CBT treat/help with?

•    Anxiety
•    Depression
•    Behaviour management
•    Sexual dysfunction
•    Conflict resolution
•    Eating disorders
•    Grief & Loss difficulties
•    Sleep difficulties
•    Stress management
•    Anger management
•    Pain management
•    Pattern & Habit disorders
•    And more…

What can I expect from CBT?

The name refers to behaviour therapy, cognitive therapy, and to therapy based upon a combination of basic behavioural and cognitive principles and research. CBT helps you to understand your behaviour and your thinking. You will learn skills that will help with your current problems and that you can apply to future problems. Each session will involve discussion, explanation and practice of skills and techniques. Often you will be required to practice those techniques in between sessions.

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