Cognitive Behavior Therapy

When going through tough times or having a problem that keeps recurring, people always opt for psychotherapy. As psychotherapy is hugely accepted in society today, it becomes easier for one to go looking for therapy as compared to previous years where psychotherapy was not all that popular.

Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) also referred to as talk therapy that helps you to manage your problems by changing the way of thinking and behaviour.

The therapy is based on the concept that your thoughts, feelings and actions are all interconnected and when an adverse situation arises in life, the negative thoughts and feelings trap you in vicious cycle by breaking down overwhelming problems into smaller parts and showing how to change these negative patterns.

CBT may be the answer to negative thoughts about events, people, yourself or any other sphere of life. This therapy has a very favourable rate as most people are satisfied with the outcome. In some sense, CBT has become a sort of trend eg; when a difficult situation which causes stress occurs, a psychotherapist is usually sought by the individual when the pressure becomes unbearable.

Clients attend one session per week, each session lasting approximately 45 minutes. During this time, the client and therapist work together to understand what problems are and to develop a new strategy to tackle them. CBT introduces them to a set of principles that they can apply whenever they need to in their daily lives even after the course of treatment finishes and which will stand them in good stead throughout their lives. The eventual aim of therapy is to train clients to be their own therapists.

CBT is well suited for people looking for a short- term treatment option that does not necessarily involve pharmacological medication. CBT is commonly used to treat a wide range of disorders including phobia, addictions, depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder and child and adolescent problems to name a few.