Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

What is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)?

CBT is a therapeutic approach which explores how a person’s thoughts can affect their behaviour and how they feel. Understanding how thoughts, behaviour and emotions can interact with each other can aid a person to make changes, both in the way they think about things and in the way they respond to them.

CBT is focussed on ‘here and now’ difficulties that are experienced in the present. However, CBT can also take into account how our past can shape our current thinking. A CBT practitioner takes a collaborative approach and members may be asked to complete tasks between sessions. This type of therapeutic approach is most suitable for members seeking short-term therapy.