Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a practical, action-oriented therapy model that draws attention on a persons thinking, behaviour, and emotional responses. CBT is considered an “Evidence – Based Practice” (EBP) because it has been rigorously studied and proven effective for treating mood disorders such as anxiety and depression.
While in counselling the overarching goal of CBT treatment is to help the individual solve their difficulties by teaching them that it is possible to have control. It also enables the overcoming automatic belief system by challenging our irrational feelings/responses and modifying unhelpful thinking about the self, others, and the world. CBT is a practical self-help strategy that can help to improve your quality of life.