Cognitive behavioural therapy
In my therapy sessions, we’ll work to solve current problems and improve positive thinking and behavior. I will help you “re-frame” your reactions and provide you with valuable tools to cope with life’s obstacles. CBT is a short-term, goal-oriented psychotherapy treatment that takes a hands-on, practical approach to problem-solving. Its goal is to change patterns of thinking or behaviour that are behind people’s difficulties, and so change the way they feel.
It is used to help treat a wide range of issues in a person’s life, from sleeping difficulties, relationship problems, to drug and alcohol abuse or anxiety and depression. CBT works by changing people’s attitudes and their behaviour by focusing on the thoughts, images, beliefs and attitudes and their behaviour by focusing on the thoughts, images, beliefs and attitudes that are held (a person’s cognitive processes) and how these processes relate to the way a person behaves, as a way of dealing with emotional problems.
An important advantage of cognitive behavioural therapy is that it tends to be short, taking five to ten months for most emotional problems. CBT introduces patients to a set of principles that they can apply whenever they need to, and that’ll last them a lifetime. Cognitive behavioural therapy can be thought of as a combination of psychotherapy and behavioural therapy.