Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) focuses on changing the negative cycle between painful feelings, unhelpful thinking and unhelpful habits.
The focus in cognitive therapy is to help people to:
- Identify and recognise unhelpful thoughts
- Develop distance from unhelpful thoughts and identify alternative ways of seeing oneself, one’s problems and the world
- Develop a set of useful behaviours to cope with painful affect
- Learn strategies to be more active in developing and actioning goals that help one to live life in closer accordance with the values that give their life meaning
- Improve self-acceptance by changing the unhelpful beliefs they hold about themselves