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Cognitive Behavioural Approaches

Cognitive behavioral approaches are based on a combination of basic behavioral and cognitive principles, focusing on how we attend, interpret, reason reflect and make sense of internal and external events. The theory acknowledges that some of our behaviors cannot be controlled through rational thought.

Common features of CBT procedures are the focus on the ‘here and now’, a more directive therapist role, and a more structured approach to sessions.

Traditional CBT is "problem focused" and "action oriented"addressing emotions, behaviors and cognitive processes via systematic, goal-oriented procedures. Contemporary or third wave CBT is now very diverse and incorporates a range of approaches including Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Schema focused CBT, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT).

CBT approaches can be effective for a variety of conditions, including mood, anxiety, personality, eating, substance abuse and psychotic disorders.

A cognitive behavioural approach (CBA) can also be integrated into the work of therapists from other modalities for more click here.

Our therapists all have their own individual therapeutic style taking and integrative approach. All are fully qualified and are full members of the BACP, adhering to their ethical and professional guidelines. For full details go to the Our therapists page.