" We teach people that they upset themselves. We can't change the past, so we change how people are thinking, feeling and behaving today".
What is CBT?
Cognitive behavioural therapy or CBT is a type of therapy that focuses on the relationships and connections between your thoughts, your feelings and your behaviour.
CBT suggests that our thoughts, behaviours, emotions and physical reactions are closely connected. What goes on in each one of these areas also affects the others. By making changes in one area we will automatically affect the other areas in the cycle.
How does it work?
CBT supports you to make lasting changes that improve your current situation and teaches you techniques and tools to use should any issues recur or you face new challenges.
CBT helps you identify and re-evaluate negative thoughts, beliefs and patterns of thinking.
CBT helps you to challenge and change unhelpful behaviours that contribute to issues such as anger, anxiety and depression.
CBT helps you understand and tolerate emotional distress. It can help you to calm yourself and your emotions, and transform overwhelming negative emotions into more manageable feelings.
CBT teaches you to recognise and respond to uncomfortable physical reactions and sensations, therby helping you to reduce and manage them more effectively
Read more about CBT from BABCP