What is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy?

Cognitive behavioural therapy (commonly known as CBT) is one of the most established and researched psychotherapies for emotional, psychological and psychiatric dysfunction.

It is a highly effective and proven evidence based therapeutic model. It is a short term, focused approach to the treatment of many types of emotional, behavioural and psychiatric problems. It has been extensively investigated through clinical trials and has been empirically supported for its effectiveness in addressing destructive emotional and behavioural issues.

The therapy focuses on helping individuals to understand, challenge and change their negative or unhealthy thinking patterns and therefore how they feel and behave.

  • It is a form of therapy that is used to help individuals to understand, challenge and change the thought patterns that cause unhealthy emotions and problematic patterns of behavior or actions in their lives.
  • It works on a clients faulty thinking and their subsequent unhealthy emotions and behaviours and focuses on helping the individual to change those thought processes to healthier options thus replacing unhealthy feeling actions with a healthier option.
  • CBT is suitable for all … anyone who wants to change how they feel or behave. From 6 yrs old to 106 yrs,
  • It is a relatively short term therapy lasting anywhere from 6 wks to 6 months,
  • CBT is an especially powerful tool for children and young people and can help them work through their negativity and learn self-acceptance and how to control their emotions and negative thoughts.
  • CBT is a practical form of therapy that is astounding in its simplicity and life-changing in its impact.

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