Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) has been around since the early 1970s and has proven to be an effective way to help people with various emotional challenges. Decades of international scientific trials have shown that CBT is successful in addressing a wide range of emotional problems.

CBT focuses on the present, assessing the “here and now” because your current problems are impacting your life today. The goal of CBT is to uncover and challenge dysfunctional and irrational beliefs by exploring the reality of your thinking. It’s a collaborative process where you and your therapist work together to achieve positive change. Through this process, you’ll build new skills and resilience, equipping you with a toolkit for future problem-solving. Essentially, you become your own therapist, ready to handle any new challenges that come your way. CBT is practical and problem-focused, often involving tasks or “homework” between sessions to reinforce what you’ve learned.

CBT helps you not just address the present, but also build a stronger, more resilient future. As therapy progresses, we may also choose to focus on understanding why a problem has developed. By exploring the core beliefs that underpin your issues, you can achieve deep and lasting changes in how you see yourself, your world, and your future. Think of it like treating a physical injury: if you break a leg, a doctor first stabilizes it and manages the pain to enable healing and later you might also want to explore how to minimise the chance of reoccurrence. Similarly, CBT focuses on identifying immediate issues and solutions. Only later do we explore the root cause to prevent recurrence.

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
“Change the way you see things and you will change the things you see”
~ Wayne Dyer

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