Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

The main concept behind CBT is that there is a relationship between thoughts, feelings and behaviours. Thus, it follows that if any one or more of these are based on wrong information, such as misinterpretation or bias, a vicious circle of thought, feelings and behaviours may be set up. This may become very problematic.

Knowing that these relationships exist is one thing, but it can be difficult to change this process alone. Through CBT you can learn to change the way in which you think and behave. As you start to make these changes you will begin to notice that you feel different too.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy has been developed using ideas from both the behavioural and the cognitive approaches to psychology. Both of these theories focus on the patients present day situation. CBT is one of many different types of counselling designed to help you discuss your problems and rework your perceptions in order to benefit you. CBT is based on scientific principles with treatment methods that have been well researched and proven to be effective.

CBT can be used to overcome a whole range of difficulties, such as eating disorders, anxiety and addictions. This process can also help overcome habits such as smoking and over-eating, and help those who suffer from panic attacks and phobias.