Cognitive Behaviour Therapy is a short-term evidence based therapy that helps a person to understand how their unhelpful thoughts might lead to distressing feelings and behaviours and to learn more supportive skills and strategies to manage emotional distress.
This treatment is based on the idea that our distress is created not by the upsetting event itself, but rather our perceptions and beliefs about the event. CBT is designed to assist clients to understand their beliefs better, develop more realistic thoughts and beliefs and therefore become able to manage their emotional wellbeing in response to stressful life events in a more effective manner.
Psychologists work with each client in a collaborative manner tailored to their individual need. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy has been used by treating professionals for over 30 years and has been extensively researched. It has been found to be an effective treatment for many psychological and emotional conditions.