Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) focuses on the relationship between a person’s thoughts, emotions and behaviours - when a person suffers with psychological distress, their interpretation of a situation becomes skewed, which in turn has a negative impact on their emotions and the actions they take.

CBT aims to help people become aware of when they make negative interpretations, and of behavioural patterns which reinforce the distorted thinking. CBT helps people to develop alternative ways of thinking and behaving which reduce the psychological distress.

It is task oriented and often requires work to be completed between sessions  to be of most benefit. CBT is not suitable for all clients and a careful assessment is always undertaken before embarking on this type of therapy.

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