Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a problem and goal-oriented approach, which aims to provide you with skills to deal with and manage your symptoms, and as a result decrease your psychological distress. It promotes your awareness regarding the ways you cognitively interpret and evaluate what is happening around you and the effects these perceptions have on your emotional experience. CBT assumes that the way you feel is related to the way you think about a situation. In CBT, you learn skills and strategies which help you to identify, question, and change your thoughts, attitudes, beliefs, and assumptions related to your emotional and behavioural reactions to certain kinds of situations. You learn that the way you think can contribute to emotional problems such as depression and anxiety. CBT is a structured, practical, intensive, and short-term psychotherapy. CBT is an evidence-based treatment and there has been significant research on it. Evidence suggests that it is particularly effective in treating anxiety and depression. CBT is also used to treat Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Panic Disorder, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Specific Phobias, and more.