CBT stands for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. CBT or REBT was founded in 1955 by Dr Albert Ellis. It is based on the cognitive model which focuses on the interconnection between thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and actions.
CBT is a short-term therapy primarily based on the here and now.
It provides a collaborative approach between the therapist and client.
The treatment plan is established after the initial assessment. This allows the therapist to develop a case conceptualization, which will be shared with the client. Once this is agreed together, we can then decide on the therapy (Personal) goals you want to make.
Occasionally exercises are introduced to the session to challenge those unhelpful beliefs about yourself. We then look at replacing or reframing them with new healthier ones. This will give you a helpful and true perspective so you can manage situations better in the future.
Effective use of CBT is best applied with conditions such as:
- Panic disorders
- Health anxiety
- Generalized anxiety
- Social anxiety
- Eating disorders
- Low self esteem
- Borderline personality disorder