CBT, or Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, is a general term applied to several related therapy styles that have many similarities. Examples include dialectic behaviour therapy, cognitive therapy, and rational emotive behaviour therapy. Many therapists draw on techniques from multiple CBT styles depending on the client’s needs.

Regardless, all forms of CBT share certain elements:

  • Brief
  • Structured
  • Problem-focused
  • Educational
  • Collaborative
  • Homework-driven

Cognitive Behaviour Therapists

In order to achieve therapeutic success through CBT, the therapist and the client must develop a partnership and agree on a therapeutic plan. Together, you will work to change your feelings by changing your thoughts and behaviours. Learning new techniques and putting them into practice at home, between sessions, is at the heart of this type of therapy. For a little more explanation behind the therapy, read my blog post about Cognitive Behaviour Therapy.

If you have any questions about working with a therapist, or anything else in relation to the Achieving Balance therapy practice, please contact me on 020 7096 8854 and I will be happy to discuss these with you.