CBT - Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

CBT is based on the idea that how we think (cognition), how we feel (emotion) and how we act (behaviour) all interact together. Specifically, our thoughts determine our feelings and our behaviour.

CBT enables us to understand the relationships between our feelings, thinking, behaviours and environment, and the ways in which these can become problematic. With an understanding of how mental health difficulties have developed and are maintained day to day, we can then support people to make changes if they so chose.

CBT cannot remove your problems, but it can help you deal with them in a more positive way. used to help people with chronic health conditions such as arthritis and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and although it cannot cure these physical problems, it can help individuals who have long-term conditions to be better able to cope with their symptoms. It is based on the concept that your thoughts, feelings, physical sensations and actions are interconnected, and that negative thoughts and feelings can trap you in a vicious cycle.

Cognitive behavior therapy is also well-suited for people looking for a short-term treatment option that does not necessarily involve pharmacological medication. One of the greatest benefits of cognitive-behavior therapy is that it helps clients develop coping skills that can be useful both now and in the future.

How many CBT sessions are needed?

The number of cognitive therapy sessions depends on your presenting issues. Cognitive behavioural therapy tends to be short term when the presenting issues are non-complex. At the first consultation you can discuss how many sessions may be indicated.

Cognitive approach where upon examining how negative thoughts, or cognitions, contribute to anxiety also that it refers to mental activity including thinking, remembering, learning and using language. When we apply a cognitive approach to learning and teaching, we focus on the understaning of information and concepts. If we are able to understand the connections between concepts, break down information and rebuild with logical connections, then our retention of material and understanding will increase. Cognitive learning theorists believe that learning is an internal process in which information is integrated or internalized into one’s cognitive or intellectual structure. Learning occurs through internal processing of information.

Behavioural approach - this approach stresses the importance of the environment on behavior, but also allows for inclusion of cognitive processes and feelings this approach still stresses the importance of the environment on behavior, but also allows for inclusion of cognitive processes and feelings The behavioral approach is based on the concept of explaining behavior through observation, and the belief that our environment is what causes us to behave differently or suffer illnesses. Examining how you behave and react in situations that trigger anxiety Understanding different environments different age groups, gender, culture etc allows for an in-depth study of our forever-changing world.

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