Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
CBT is an extremely well-researched treatment with established evidence for a wide range of disorders including anxiety, depression, and eating disorders.
CBT helps people to understand and change patterns of thinking and behaviour that are causing difficulties and getting in the way of emotional health and wellbeing.
CBT mostly focuses on the ‘here and now’ difficulties a person is experiencing, although may include working on understanding how current patterns of thinking and behaviour were shaped by a person’s life experiences.
It is a collaborative approach involving clients learning the principles behind the treatment so they can make use of the strategies across time and in many situations. Generally a fairly structured approach is taken to the treatment with agreed upon goals and timeframes to review how the therapy is progressing.