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    CBT – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

    CBT is one of the best validated forms of therapy, and one of the core methods that I use in my private practice.


    Engaging with CBT can help people reduce stress, cope with complicated relationships, deal with grief, and face many other common life challenges

    CBT works on the basis that the way we think and interpret life’s events affects how we behave and, ultimately, how we feel. Studies have shown that it is useful in many situations.

    More specifically, CBT is a problem-specific, goal-oriented approach that needs the individual’s active involvement to succeed. It focuses on their present-day challenges, thoughts, and behaviors.

    CBT is a form of psychotherapy that focuses on how a person’s thoughts, beliefs, and attitudes affect their feelings and behaviors.

    The APA note that CBT is based on a number of beliefs, including the following:

    • Unhelpful ways that people think can lead to psychological problems.
    • If people learn unhelpful behavior, this, too, can lead to psychological issues.
    • People can learn more beneficial ways of thinking and behaving.
    • New habits can relieve symptoms of mental and physical conditions and allow people to act in better ways.


    CBT helps you become aware of inaccurate or negative thinking so you can view challenging situations more clearly and respond to them in a more effective way. If you are interested in improving the quality of your life with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, click on my ‘services’ page for individual, couple, or family therapy.