Key Features Of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
CBT is a type of talking therapy that focuses on the here and now. At the heart of CBT is the premise that our thoughts, feelings, physical symptoms and behaviours are interconnected, and that negative thoughts can trap us in a vicious cycle.
I work with clients to help them learn how to examine and challenge their unhelpful thinking which can result in unhealthy emotions, such as depression, and behaviours, such as withdrawing. I use various proven techniques to reduce negative thinking and reframe to healthier thoughts to improve the way a client feels - breaking the cycle.
We all have the ability to have healthy, realistic thoughts and feelings but during periods of stress, anxiety or depression we sometimes need guidance on how to achieve these, rather than fearing the worst.
CBT as a whole has strong evidence in improving mental health and is also recommended by the NHS for a variety of symptoms including:
Depression, Anxiety, Panic Disorder, OCD, Insomnia, Anger, Menopause Symptoms and Health Anxiety amongst other things.