Cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) is a form of present focused talk therapy which targets your thoughts, feelings, and behaviours based on the principle that how we think affects the way we feel and act. If you are searching for CBT in London, you will find that a number of therapist, at City Therapy Rooms, either incorporate or use CBT during in their sessions with clients.
How does CBT work?
CBT 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. CBT 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 CBT is to change how you think about your problem and then it is believed, changes in emotion and behaviour will result. CBT can also help you manage your reactions to stressful people and situations.
CBT may be helpful with many health concerns.
Some of these include:
- Anxiety and panic attacks
- Chronic pain
- 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 and 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.