Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is a structured, short-term, present-oriented psychotherapy for depression and other mood disorders, directed toward solving current problems and modifying dysfunctional (inaccurate and/or unhelpful) thinking and behavior.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a different kind of ‘talking therapy’ that aims to solve current problems that you may be experiencing. By taking what may seem insurmountable tasks and teaching how to apply a pragmatic and objective view point to these issues, CBT gradually changes a persons outlook to the everyday challenges they go through.
With CBT, your Working Minds therapist acknowledges that there may be behaviours that you cannot control through rational thought. Rather, these maladaptive thoughts emerged as a result of prior conditioning from the environment and other external and/or internal stimuli.
CBT has been known to be equally, if not more effective than anti-depressants, and is prescribed for multiple mental health conditions, such as:
- Moderate Depression and Anxiety
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Eating disorders such as Anorexia and Bulimia