Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) works to reduce symptoms by focusing on thoughts and behaviours.
CBT aims to evaluate the negative thoughts we have about ourselves, others, or the world, and replace them with rational, positive and constructive thoughts. In turn, these new rational thoughts allow for a change in behaviours which may improve our day to day functioning.
CBT also teaches coping skills and techniques that make it easier for people to identify and resolve their own symptoms.
What is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy used to treat?
- Obsessive compulsive disorders
- Low self-esteem
- Fears and phobias
- Eating disorders
- Marriage or relationship problems
- Emotional challenges in children and teenagers
Who can I see for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy?