What is Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a method of treatment for psychological disorders, that takes a practical, task-based approach to solving problems.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a form of psychotherapy that helps treat problems and help a person learn how to recognize negative patterns of thought and replace them with more positive ways in thinking. This modality modifies dysfunctional behaviors, emotions and thoughts.
CBT focuses on solutions, helping clients change distorted perceptions and changing self-destructive patterns of behavior that lead to addiction, substance misuse and mental health issues.
This type of treatment is thought to be most effective in the areas of relationships between feelings, behavior, thoughts and emotions. It is said that CBT addresses the dialogue which takes place in the unconscious mind, that influences behavior either positively or negatively.
This critical therapeutic tool is emphasized at Hira Heath, helping our clients to create new neural pathways in the brain, which allows them to develop new healthy behaviors and thought patterns.
What happens during CBT sessionsIf CBT is recommended, you'll usually have a session with a therapist once a week or once every 2 weeks.
Uses for CBTCBT has been shown to be an effective way of treating a number of different mental health conditions.
Features and BenefitsCognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) can be as effective as medication in treating some mental health problems, but it may not be successful or suitable for everyone.
- It may be helpful in cases where medication alone hasn't worked
- It can be completed in a relatively short period of time compared with other talking therapies
- The highly structured nature of CBT means it can be provided in different formats, including in groups, self-help books and apps (you can find mental health apps and tools in the NHS apps library)
- It teaches you useful and practical strategies that can be used in everyday life, even after the treatment has finished