COGNITIVE BEHAVIOURAL THERAPY
CBT is a talking therapy that believes our thoughts, feelings and behaviours are all connected. In a few short words ‘we feel the way we think’. It focuses on difficulties that we are experiencing now, rather than past problems, but if you want to talk about that, then that’s okay.
CBT shows it’s not the ‘event’ that makes us have an emotional meltdown but the ‘thinking and the beliefs’ that we use to interpret the event. I will show you how to be more aware of your thinking and beliefs, so you can spot unhelpful habitual patterns. If you can change how you think about something, then you can change how you feel and behave.
CBT is not though positive thinking – it recognizes that we can still be annoyed, sad, concerned, or frustrated but its aim is for you to be more in control and less emotionally stuck and crippled by your problems allowing you to move forward in your life.