Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is a therapy considered to be one of the most widely used evidence-based modes of practice for treating mental health problems. CBT focuses on the development of individualised coping strategies that target the solving of current problems and changing unhelpful patterns of thinking and behaviour.
The CBT model is based on a combination of the basic principles from behavioral and cognitive psychology and is different from historical approaches to psychotherapy, such as the psychoanalytic approach where the therapist looks for the unconscious meaning behind behaviors and then formulates a diagnosis. CBT is “problem-focused” and “action-oriented”, meaning it is used to treat specific problems related to mental health disorders and the therapists role is to assist the client in finding and practising effective strategies to address the identified goals and decrease their symptoms.
For more information on our cognitive behavioural therapy, dialectical behaviour therapy & schema therapy sessions online or face-to-face in Northampton, Kettering & the surrounding areas, contact Serendipity Psychology today.