CBT Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
CBT is a structured style of counselling where the individual and therapist work together to bring about an enduring improvement in the persons overall experience. CBT is goal focussed, often leaving the individual with the skills to deal with any future issues. CBT practitioners help each person identify and change any extreme thinking and unhelpful behaviours. In doing this the result is often a major improvement in how a person feels and lives.
CBT compared to other styles of Counselling. The cognitive and behavioural psychotherapies target problems in the here and now and much less therapeutic time devoted to experiences in early life. Cognitive therapists do not usually interpret or seek for unconscious motivations, but bring cognitions and beliefs into the current focus of attention.
CBT is researched based"With the explosion of new research, cognitive behavioural therapy has become the treatment of choice for many disorders, not only because it reduces people's suffering quickly and moves them towards remission, but also because it helps them stay well" (Judith S. Beck 2011)