Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a form of psychotherapy that focuses on the connection between our thoughts, feelings, and behaviours. There are several fundamental principles at the core of CBT. First, it recognizes that thoughts can sometimes be distorted and cause psychological problems. Second, it acknowledges that learned patterns of unhelpful behaviour contribute to these problems. And third, it believes that we can learn better ways of coping that can help relieve our symptoms and improve our lives.
CBT has been proven to be a highly effective psychological treatment that can help with numerous problems and mental health conditions, such as:
- Panic Attacks
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Substance Use Disorders and Addiction
- Anger Management issues
- Eating Disorders
- Bipolar Disorders
- Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
CBT involves a combination of strategies that aim to modify both our thinking patterns and our behaviours. Through cognitive restructuring, you can learn to identify and change your negative distorted thoughts and gain a more realistic perspective. This will also have an influence on your emotions and behaviours.
During CBT, you will work closely with a skilled psychotherapist who will guide you through certain exercises during sessions and you will also have the chance to complete "homework" assignments outside of therapy. This will allow you to develop effective coping skills, change your negative thinking patterns, regulate your emotions, and modify your behaviours.
CBT can be provided in various forms such as group sessions or individual counseling. It will equip you with practical and useful strategies that you can apply to your everyday life, even after therapy has ended. This can help you cope with your challenges effectively and maintain your well-being in the long run.
If you're seeking a therapy approach that has proven effective and can offer you practical skills, we believe that CBT may be the right choice for you. Reach out to us today to book an appointment with our experienced therapists. We are here to assist you on your journey towards positive change and improved well-being.