COGNITIVE BEHAVIOUR THERAPY (CBT)
Evidence-based treatment for anxiety, depression, and other mental health issues
What is Cognitive Behaviour Therapy?
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy or CBT is a leading treatment approach in Australia for a range of mental and emotional health issues including anxiety and depression. In short, CBT is a technique to help people find new thought patterns that will also improve actions and feelings.
How does CBT work?
To put it simply, CBT connects thoughts with behaviour and emotions. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy is based upon the idea that our thoughts are the cause of our feelings and behaviour, not external events like people or situations.
CBT encourages people to examine their unhelpful thoughts and behaviours and develop new healthy thought patterns and behaviours. More than 1,000 research studies across the globe have demonstrated the effectiveness of CBT for treating a variety of mental health issues including:
- Eating disorders
Short history of CBT
Cognitive behaviour therapy or CBT was developed by Dr Aaron Beck in the 1960s to treat depression. He discovered that people struggling with depression experienced a series of negative thoughts, called automatic thoughts. Helping clients identify and evaluate these automatic thoughts resulted in improved emotional and mental well-being.
Want to know more about CBT or how I can help?
As a clinical psychologist who's trained and experienced in CBT, I've helped many people successfully overcome anxiety and depression. I use an eclectic evidence-based therapy that also includes Mindfulness Training and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Make a booking by clicking on the link below.