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Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

 

CBT focuses on how your thoughts, beliefs and attitudes affect your feelings and behaviour and teaches you coping skills to deal with different problems. 


CBT is based on the idea that the way we think about situations can affect the way we feel and behave. For example, if you interpret a situation negatively then you might experience negative emotions as a result, and those bad feelings might then lead you to behave in a certain way.


In CBT you work with a therapist to identify and challenge any negative thinking patterns and behaviour which may be causing you difficulties. In turn this can change the way you feel about situations, and enable you to change your behaviour in future.


If your negative interpretation of situations goes unchallenged, then these patterns in your thoughts, feelings and behaviour can become part of a continuous cycle:

We may focus on what is going on in your life right now, but you might also look at your past, and think about how your past experiences impact the way you see the world.