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Providing Psychological Assessments & Therapy Services to the Macarthur Area

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, or CBT, can be understood as a treatment or range of treatments, which help people understand the underlying thoughts and feelings motivating a specific behaviour or pattern of behaviour. It is a process of changing thought patterns in order to change behaviour.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy has been found to be effective in treating depression, anxiety, addictive behaviours and many other psychological difficulties. CBT is a “talking therapy” and as such does not involve medication, although it can be used in conjunction with medication, especially in severe conditions. The benefits of CBT seem to last longer than that of medication alone, likely due to people developing a better understanding of their difficulties and learning strategies that they can employ for the long term.

Important Aspects of CBT

  • The focus of therapy is on a specific problem or set of problems.
  • The therapy is focussed on the here and now.
  • Introspection and self-reflection are key parts of the therapy. Individuals come to understand their thought processes more clearly.
  • CBT breaks a big problem down into smaller parts, to allow individuals to deal with only as much as feel comfortable with at a time.
  • CBT is a collaborative approach between an individual and their psychologist.