Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
The central principle of CBT is that our thoughts, emotions, physical reactions and behaviours are part of a unified system. In CBT, the therapist and client work together, to explore, explain and modify unhelpful patterns of thoughts and behaviours that are the basis of psychological problems.
CBT is a goal oriented, client-centred approach to an individual’s personal circumstances and experiences. Once the various skills are taught, they can be easily applied to many aspects of a client’s life. Study results have indicated that as few as 3-6 sessions of CBT will have a significant impact on issues such as depression and anxiety.
CBT has shown to be effective with a number of psychological problems including, but not limited to: