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Cognitive

Behaviour Therapy (CBT)

What is CBT?

 

CBT – cognitive behaviour therapy is an evidence-based, highly structured, practical, and effective intervention used for a variety of problems including depression, anxiety, chronic fatigue, and so on. This type of therapy works by identifying and addressing behaviours and thinking patterns that maintain distress. This therapy focuses on your present, here-and-now thoughts and behaviours. You and your therapist will look at how what you do contributes to your feeling bad or good. Therapy can give you the tools to think and act differently and to start feeling better.

 

In the initial meetings, you will be asked to select goals that you want to achieve – such as increasing self-esteem, reducing shyness, feeling happier. You and your therapist will monitor progress in therapy by referring to your initial measures of symptoms and your movement towards the goals that you establish.

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