Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for Adults and Children

CBT stands for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. It is a structured, goal-oriented type of talk therapy that has been demonstrated to be effective for a range of problems including depression, anxiety disorders, alcohol and drug use problems, marital problems, eating disorders, and severe mental illness. CBT is premised on the idea that our thoughts, emotions, body sensations, and behavior are all connected, and that what we think and do affects the way we feel. It is based on core principles that psychological problems stem from negative ways of thinking, learned patterns and can be treated by learning better ways of coping.

CBT helps to identify negative and unhelpful thought patterns that may be contributing to psychological distress. Exploring the way your emotions and thoughts affect your actions, you can begin to learn how to redirect your automatic negative thoughts to a healthier and more balanced mindset. This can also change behaviours to develop better coping strategies and lifestyles. As well as this, CBT can help you gain a better understanding of other people’s behaviours and motivations.

CBT is proven to help people of all ages, including younger children and teens. It is a time-limited, goal-oriented therapy that involves weekly sessions and can be used as an alternative to medication. At ‘Us’, we have a team of amazing clinicians who are trained in CBT who will provide you with a warm, safe space and guide you in navigating your concerns. Our therapists will work together with you to develop a deeper understanding of the root of the problems and how to change the way in which you cope.

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