CBT Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a psychotherapeutic approach which is used to treat a range of emotional difficulties, as well as the psychological impact of physical health problems.
The CBT approach provides a model for understanding the relationships between our thoughts, feelings, behaviour or actions and how we physically feel within ourselves. Different CBT models have been developed for working with different issues or difficulties, but generally the approach focuses on developing a deeper understanding of the thought patterns and behaviours maintaining a problem. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy can be used to treat a range of conditions (please see treatment section for further information).
Direct work with the individual includes assessment of their thoughts, behaviours, feelings and physical sensations, and how they interrelate.
From this initial assessment a therapeutic plan is developed, to help them to overcome the problem or difficulty with which they’re struggling.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a form of psychotherapy that focuses on our thought patterns, and how our thinking can affect our behaviour, and how we feel overall. The aim of CBT is to teach you new ways of thinking in order to help you change a certain behaviour, or to find a more positive perspective on a particular issue. According to CBT, changing how we think about and approach a challenge can help us deal with it more effectively, thereby improving our own situations.
CBT was originally conceived of as a way to treat depression. The logic behind this was quite simple: if you think negative, you feel negative. When the therapy was first tested, it was hoped that it could be used to treat depression by helping people focus on the positive aspects of their lives. Years later, it is now widely accepted that CBT can be just as if not more effective than medication in treating depression, and can have much more long-term effects. This is due to the fact that reframing out thought processes is essentially a skill we learn, and every time we apply it to a situation, we become more skilled at it.
The results of CBT in treating depression have been so positive that it is now used to treat a wide range of c