Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) helps address dysfunctional emotions, maladaptive behaviours and ways of thinking using goal-oriented, explicit and systematic procedures.
Most therapists working with clients dealing with anxiety and depression use a combination of cognitive and behavioural therapy. The technique can be used in a range of different issues and involves challenging behaviours and looking at the evidence for a particular thought or feeling. It can help with social anxiety, confidence, relationship issues, weight loss and other behaviours that are causing distress. Used in conjunction with other modalities such as psychodynamic and person centred therapy or hypnotherapy, it can be extremely effective. CBT tends to be more “problem focussed” rather than whole person focussed which is one of the reasons I don’t use it exclusively in my therapy practice. Contact me if you’d like to experience this as I am informed by CBT when it comes to challenging people’s thoughts as to how things are compared to how they would like to be.
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