What is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy?


What is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)?

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a psychological treatment that has been proven successful through rigorous scientific research. CBT helps people understand the relationship between their thoughts, behaviour, physiology, and emotions. Using CBT, Veronica will teach you tools so that you can take better control of your life. The more tools you learn, and the more practice you get using these tools, the better equipped you will be in dealing with every day challenges. Cognitive-behavioural therapy is collaborative which means we work together to relieve distress. Therapy requires a very active effort on your part by working on homework between sessions. Veronica sees clients repeatedly succeed when they prioritize treatment by investing mental energy and time between sessions – They achieve mental fitness and wellbeing.

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Why is CBT so effective?

  • CBT empowers clients to become their own therapist by teaching tools to reduce and manage their distress.
  • CBT is evidence based. CBT is grounded in science and it is the most extensively researched form of therapy.
  • CBT is a collaborative process- We Work Together!
  • CBT is goal oriented. This ensures that therapy is focused and efficient.
  • CBT requires the client to practice exercises outside of the therapy session. This allows the client to learn for themselves the tools that work best for them in different situations.
  • Since clients learn tools and how to incorporate these tools in their life, CBT is more effective than medication in terms of relapse prevention.
  • CBT is time limited. Most clients can achieve significant results after 10 to 20 sessions, depending upon their complexity, but mostly their readiness to prioritize therapy and the amount of homework they complete.

Research has demonstrated the effectiveness of CBT for the following Psychological presentations

Depression, Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Panic Attacks, Social Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Insomnia, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Adult ADHD, Schizophrenia, Eating Disorders, and Chronic Pain.

Due to the scientific evidence, CBT is endorsed by the following organizations:

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