What Is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)?
Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is based on the concept that your thoughts, feelings, and actions are interconnected, and that negative thoughts and feelings can lead you to having bad behaviour patterns. Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) aims to help you deal with overwhelming problems and mental traps in a more positive way, by breaking them down into smaller manageable parts.
By combining cognitive therapy (the things you think) alongside behaviour therapy (the things you do) and examining the two, it allows us to see how one influences the other and make changes where needed.
Our perception of a situation affects the way we feel about it which then influences how we behave. An example of this being, if you were to have negative thoughts about a situation, you might then have negative emotions about it. Those bad feelings could then lead you to behave in a negative way.
Unlike some other talking treatments, Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) deals with your current problems, rather than focusing on issues from your past. The goal is to get you to a better healthier mental state in the present day and work towards your future, rather than re-live parts of your past that may be causing you pain and destress.
CBT uses practical tools and strategies that will help you to improve your mental state on a day to day basis.