Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

 “Man can alter his life by altering his thinking” – William James

 

The main theoretical model underpinning my work is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), which is one of the few forms of psychotherapy that has been scientifically tested and found to be effective in hundreds of clinical trials for a wide range of problems.

What is CBT?

CBT is a structured, goal-orientated and collaborative approach where both therapist and client work together to challenge maladaptive thinking patterns in order to reduce negative behaviours and emotions. CBT helps break down problems by focusing on our thoughts, emotions, and behaviours, elements that are interconnected and can often trap you in a negative spiral.

In a course of cognitive behaviour therapy you will learn to understand why your problems have persisted, and experiment with different ways of thinking and behaving to try to undo these unhelpful patterns.

CBT is very active by nature and requires you to take a proactive role within treatment, this includes carrying out homework tasks outside of sessions. By doing so, clients are able to maintain the wide range of skills they learn in order to secure long term well being. These skills involve identifying distorted thinking, modifying beliefs and changing behaviors.

For further information about Cognitive Behavioural Therapy please see – CBT Information Leaflet

—http://www.babcp.com/files/Public/what-is-cbt-web.pdf