What is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy?
Cognitive Behavioural therapy is a practical, action oriented, style of psychotherapy. It has proven to be very effective in the treatment of a range emotional problems such as, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, obsessive-compulsive disorder and addiction. Compared to other forms of psychotherapy, CBT it is a short-term process typically lasting no longer than 8 sessions. This therapeutic model was created on the premise that unhealthy thinking styles and assumptions lead to the manifestation of a skewed distortion of reality giving rise to emotional pain within in the individual.
How does Cognitive Behavioural Therapy work?
CBT teaches people the relationship between thoughts, feelings, and behaviours and the impact they have on one's emotional state. It is a collaborative process whereby therapist and client break down the problem into manageable chunks while working toward the goal of creating a healthier thinking style which in-turn leads to a more life satisfaction.