CBT focuses on helping the client to change unrealistic and unproductive thoughts, beliefs and behaviour. The therapist takes an active role in helping the client achieve these aims. The approach is suited to short-term contracts and is particularly effective with treating depression, anxiety and stress.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy can help clients to explore their core beliefs, assumptions, thinking patterns, feelings and body sensations. This includes understanding how these elements have developed through childhood and their effects on the present. From this understanding and awareness changes can be made to improve one’s wellbeing and quality of life. The counselling can also facilitate a greater awareness and acceptance of parts of ourselves we have neglected or projected outwards.