Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
WHAT IS COGNITIVE BEHAVIOURAL THERAPY (CBT)
CBT is a talking therapy that can help you manage your problems by changing the way you think and behave. It is a clinically and research proven therapy for a wide range of mental health problems in adults, young people and children.
CBT can help you to change how you think (Cognitive) and what you do (Behavioural) by challenging negative automatic thoughts and the associated feelings and behaviours that may be causing you problems.
A CBT approach may look at the origins of your disturbance, often in childhood. Importantly, the approach will focus greater emphasis on how the disturbance affects you in the ‘here and now’. Your CBT Therapist will introduce you to tools and techniques designed to support increased self-awareness of your thoughts, feelings and subsequent physical responses in the present.
CBT is an empowering approach that supports the idea that you are the expert on you. Through awareness of self and the CBT model, you are encouraged to become your own therapist. Building confidence and trust in yourself offers an opportunity to step away from negative past experience and to consider a more desirable future.