Cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT therapy) is a form of present focused talk therapy targeting your thoughts, feelings and behaviours.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is based on the principle that how we think affects how we feel and act.
If you are searching for CBT therapy in London, you will find that a number of therapists, at City Therapy Rooms, either offer pure CBT or else incorporate behavioural therapy in their sessions with clients.
How does CBT therapy work?
CBT therapy is goal-oriented and aims to reduce emotional distress, improve quality of life and help you make informed decisions. A CBT therapist will collaboratively help you identify negative thoughts and recurrent unhelpful thinking patterns in order to evaluate how realistic they are. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is also a problem-solving approach and your therapist will teach you, through skill building tasks, how to unlearn negative thought patterns and learn new, more helpful ones.
While you cannot control other people or situations, you can control the way you perceive and react to a particular situation. A major goal of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is to change how you think about your problem and then it is believed, changes in emotion and behaviour will result. CBT therapy can also help you manage your reactions to stressful people and situations.
CBT therapy may be helpful with many health concerns.
Some of these include:
- Anxiety and panic attacks
- Chronic pain, health anxiety and living with health conditions
- Depression, irregular moods
- Difficulty with relationships
- Eating disorders, including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and obesity
- Insomnia and other sleep problems
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Poor coping skills
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Social Anxiety & extreme shyness
- Substance abuse
- Uncontrolled anger
Useful resources and information about CBT therapy
Have made this very useful introduction to CBT and why you might consider trying this form of therapy. It is an american video but the information given is universal.
© Brian Cotsen