Cognitive Behavioural Therapy- Does it really help?
- 7 Months ago
The fear of not being able to meet your boss’s expectations, balancing your work and personal life, constantly worrying about the future, unable to meet yours and as well your family’s needs can be a daunting task. If you ever feel that you’re unable to manage an area of your life and feel helpless, maybe it’s about time to see a cognitive behavioural therapist who may be able to help you deal with and see things with a different perspective.
What is CBT?
Cognitive-behavioural therapy is a type of psychotherapy (talking treatment) which does not dwell on the events in your past; instead it deals with the here and now- the way in which your current thoughts and behaviours are affecting you. Although it is different from counselling, the CBT therapist will support you and empathise with you while keeping the course of therapy structured, problem-focussed and practical.
How can it help me?
CBT helps in eliminating negative thoughts and encourages new ways of thinking, which in turn, makes the client empowered to change their behaviour. CBT has shown to help people with different types of problems associated with both mental and physical health. CBT is used alone, and sometimes used in addition to medication and depends on the severity and the type of condition you are being treated for. These include: