Cognitive Behavioural Therapy - CBTCognitive Behavioural Therapy offers a direct approach that seeks to define clear therapeutic goals and then uses active techniques to achieve them.
A CBT therapist will look for the link between established patterns of thinking and related behaviour. They work in a structured way which endeavours to uncover repeated patterns of thought that serve to undermine a person's ability to function fully. A CBT therapist will use a variety of practical approaches and techniques to help determine the unhelpful behaviour patterns. If appropriate, the therapist will set tasks or "homework" that challenge some of the "safety behaviours" we can adopt, which are based on ideas that limit our potential. It is generally a short-term and active process.