Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
“Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) has been shown in more than 1,000 research studies to be effective for many different disorders and problems.” (Beck Institute)
CBT is a present focused therapy that focuses on changing negative thought patterns that have developed within an individual. Throughout therapy the client and therapist will look at what negative thoughts are occurring and analyze how these thoughts can contribute to negative feelings and behaviours.
Who can benefit from CBT?
CBT has been shown to help individuals who struggling with a variety of presenting concerns:
- Eating Disorders
- Substance Abuse
CBT takes a solution focused approach to therapy and is normally a shorter type of psychotherapy. The goal is providing a client with the skills that will be needed to continue to challenge unhealthy thought processes in the future. Therefore, after a client has finished with CBT the goal is that the client should have created a new way of processing thoughts, identifying negative thoughts, behaviours and feelings, and then will be able to apply the learned skills within their own personal life.