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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a structured, active, and collaborative therapy. The therapist will work alongside you to help change any unhelpful thinking patterns and behaviours that are causing or maintaining your current difficulties. You will be given the opportunity to discuss your problems in relation to how you think about yourself, the world, and other people as well as how what you do, or don’t do, affects how you think and feel. Treatment usually involves practical exercises and experiments worked on with the therapist and as homework between sessions. CBT mainly focuses on your here and now’ problems and difficulties, but a “formulation based approach” also considers the influence of previous existing difficulties.

 

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