Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
What is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy?
CBT focuses upon a person’s way of thinking and behaving and how this creates and perpetuates psychological distress. Faulty thinking may include thought patterns like dichotomous thinking, cognitive distortions or catastrophic thinking. Patterns of behaviour may include avoidance, internalising or externalising behaviour. CBT aims to identify patterns of faulty thinking and behaviour with a view to develop greater self-awareness and adjust to more helpful ways of thinking and behaving.