What is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy?
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is an evidence-based psychological therapy that helps you understand how your thoughts and feelings about yourself and the outside world affect your behaviour. One of its main objectives is to enable you to detect your automatic thoughts and then alter patterns of thinking or behaviour that fuel the difficulties you experience in the present moment, so that you can change and improve the way you feel moving forward. Through Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, we empower you to modify dysfunctional negative and abnormal mental beliefs and take control of your behaviour patterns and help you live a happier and more fulfilling life.
With CBT, a trained therapist will meet with you once a week for an hour and first delve into your emotional problems. The therapist will then work with you to reverse your negative cognitive processes into positive ones by identifying how your thoughts are impacting you adversely and then presenting you with new attitudes at understanding your problems. Normally, immediately after your session, your therapist will also provide you with homework to work on in between sessions. After a few sessions, you will begin to have a new outlook on your life which will significantly improve your mental, emotional, and physical health. CBT typically takes anywhere from 15-30 sessions depending on the nature of the problem.
CBT is both a stand-alone as well as an effective complement to other therapies such as psychopharmacolgy. CBT will specifically address and diminish your symptoms by helping you challenge your negative thoughts in order to replace them with positive ones.