CBT is one of the most applied forms of therapy practiced today, as it is evidence-based and produces results in a relatively short time. It explores how you think about situations, and how this can affect the way you feel and behave.
How you behave can in turn effect how you think and feel. The idea is that our thoughts, feelings and behaviours are interconnected, and we often get trapped in vicious cycles.
The emphasis is on identifying and breaking these cycles. It is a practical approach where a range of techniques are used to transform your thinking patterns and unhelpful behaviours, improving how you feel.
CBT may involve various treatments including psycho-education, assertiveness training, social skills training, mindfullness, cognitive restructuring, behavioural modification, and exposure techniques.
CBT is goal-oriented, and focused on the ”here and now”. Over a short time CBT can help you develop skills to manage your difficulties, and become your own therapist.
In the first session we will discuss the reasons for which you are seeking therapy and will define realistic goals. Subsequent sessions will involve working together to test new ways of thinking and behaving. You will practice the techniques outside the session which will result in faster change. I advice that we meet on a weekly basis.