Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
What is CBT?
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is an excellent and highly researched method of treatment. CBT is useful in the treatment of many psychological conditions.
How can CBT help me?
Broadly, CBT addresses the relationship between our thoughts and behaviours in generating our emotions and feelings. This model follows the view that while our experiences can be a powerful source of distress and discomfort, there are other important factors that are often overlooked. These factors relate to our thoughts and behaviours, and CBT proposes that the way we emotionally feel is often compounded by our thoughts and actions.
These thoughts and beliefs can contribute to pathological disturbances in mood and behaviour and can benefit greatly from targeted exploration and treatment. Treatment, therefore, uses a multifaceted approach and attempts to understand your underlying thoughts as well as the beliefs that you hold about yourself, the people around you, and the world. CBT also targets behaviour, and helps to practically reinstate healthy and positive behaviours.
What does treatment involve?
This is a targeted approach that aims to help people feel better, understand themselves better, and respond to future troubles with new confidence and greater success. It is a practical intervention that uses new skills and strategies to help you to manage the symptoms of distress (e.g. anxiety, sadness, depression, loss, fear, trauma) as well as understand their roots and your relationship to them.
Treatment focuses on developing skills to challenge and respond to existing negative thoughts and unhelpful beliefs. Depending on your concerns, this treatment can also be used as an adjunct to other forms of psychotherapy such as Eye-Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) or Psychodynamic Psychotherapy.
How effective is CBT as a treatment?
CBT is a highly effective treatment that first emerged in the 1960s. Since then, it has been highly researched and refined, and is considered as the ‘gold standard’ for many conditions. It is used to treat a variety of concerns including, but not limited to: Anxiety, depression, burnout, borderline personality disorder, trauma and PTSD, and anger, to name a few.
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