Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) is based on the concept that how we think (cognition), how we feel (emotion) and how we act (behavior) all interact together. It is generally short-term and focused on helping clients deal with a specific problem. CBT deals mainly with current problems rather than focusing on past issues. It is commonly used to treat depression, anxiety and phobias.
CBT encourages understanding difficulties in terms of the relationship between thoughts, feelings, body responses and behaviour. Specifically, our thoughts determine our feelings and behavior.
I work collaboratively with clients to challenge negative thinking patterns and behaviors which may be causing difficulties. I encourage clients to re-evaluate their perceptions and assumptions and learn to develop a healthier style of thinking.