CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) is a talking psycho therapeutic method that uses a goal-focused system based in the present to resolve dysfunctional emotional, behavioural and cognitive issues.
CBT looks to alter and mould your beliefs and how you think (i.e. your cognition) and how you react in accordance with this (i.e. your behavioural traits). CBT concentrates on your behaviours and actions ‘here and now’ and shows you how to change things for the better moving forwards, rather than focusing on how these issues have manifested themselves in the past.
Large, complex and often seemingly overwhelming issues are systematically broken down into their smaller, manageable constituents, allowing you to tackle them one at a time at your own pace.
This dissemination is normally along the lines of thoughts, emotions, physical actions and your own feelings. These aspects are all inter-connected and affect one another – for example, your thoughts and beliefs about something will impact how you think about it and how you feel about it emotionally (and often physically), which will ultimately determine your reactions and behaviour.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy therefore looks to identify unhelpful thoughts and behaviours that may have grown over a long period of time and by correcting the underlying negative beliefs and thinking, CBT can create positive feelings and behaviour as well as giving the patient an enhanced psychological well being.
CBT treatment can help patients with:
- Issues with Confidence and Self esteem
- Fear of Public Speaking
- Problems with Stress Management
- Problems with Pain Management
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)