Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, or CBT, is a short term therapy that focuses on the connection between our thoughts, feelings, and behaviours. Research has shown that CBT is very effective in treating many problems, including depression, anxiety, panic attacks, stress, obsessive-compulsive disorder, eating disorders, post traumatic stress, and low self-esteem.
Because how we think and behave have a powerful impact on how we feel, CBT focuses on making positive changes in our thought patterns and our actions. By understanding and challenging automatic thoughts and assumptions, behaviours and feelings can be changed. By experimenting with new behaviours, feelings and thoughts can be also changed. Within about 5-8 sessions, most clients see marked improvements in both their symptoms and their quality of life.