Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Reflecting in the Meadow

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is a form of psychotherapy that aims to help individuals change how they think and act. With the guide of the therapist, the therapist aids in the process of how the individual's perception and behaviour can be altered to a "feel better" feeling.  The therapist frequently focuses attention to your thoughts, beliefs, and attitudes (that is, your cognitive processes) and how these interact with your behaviour to create your emotional problems. CBT focuses primarily on the problems and difficulties in the present feeling, and how to use practical steps to alter them, and can employ some “assignments, or homework” with a focus on goals and treatment outcomes. Generally, one hour therapy sessions with others to follow is a guide to starting the process on consciously shifting in behaviours patterns.  A stand alone therapy or a combination of other therapies can be incorporated into the treatment plan, to further facilitate the client.