Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) approach
Therapeutic CBT Birmingham.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is based on behaviours/feelings being controlled by your mind; this approach looks at issues by adapting your thoughts, emotions and behaviours, with the focus on solutions rather than the issue, challenging any distorted thoughts and unhealthy behaviour patterns.
CBT is a Psychotherapeutic approach to help you solve problems with emotions and behaviours through setting goals and using a systematic procedure. Cognitive (the way we think) behavioural (the way we act) Counselling & Psychotherapy looks at the connections between these two things. By becoming aware of the links between the thoughts you have and how your behaviour works, is key because this will allow you to: either accept it as it is or make changes so that your behaviour is more positive and doesn’t have a negative impact on you or your life. CBT has been successful in treating a variety of disorders ranging from eating disorders, substance abuse to personality disorders.
As with any CBT approach isn’t always suitable for everyone e.g. individuals who don’t have specific behavioural issues or may have issues arising from their past may wish to undertake a different type of Counselling.
Techniques of CBT
There are many different techniques within CBT:
- Journal keeping
- Homework assignments
- Modelling – Roleplaying
- Conditioning – Encouragement of a particular behaviour
- Validity testing – Getting the client to test the validity of their thoughts
CBT is an approach which focuses on your thought patterns, learning to control your thoughts so they no longer control you. There are different methods which can help you control your own mind, your therapist can help you identify the best ones for you, allow you the freedom to make your own decisions and not be compelled to do everything your mind says.
We have therapists working from Kay’s Counselling office in Birmingham and CBT therapists on our directory. All our therapists go through a rigorous interview process, ensuring they have the skills and knowledge to help you work through your issues through counselling or psychotherapy.
All our therapists know the level of courage it takes for you to contact us to start your journey, we aim to match the same level of courage in our therapists, who have a desire to help you achieve your goals with their expertise.
Check out our directory, we’re very selective about who we work with, we aim to have therapists who have the expertise to help you with your issues. Click here to view our directory.