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Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a psychological approach to treating psychological disorders based on scientific principles. Clients and therapists work together to identify and understand problems in terms of the relationship between thoughts, feelings and behaviour.


The approach usually focuses on difficulties in the here and now, and relies on the therapist and client developing a shared view of the individual's problem. This then leads to identification of personalized, usually time-limited therapy goals and strategies which are continually monitored and evaluated.

Cognitive Behavioral therapists identify and treat difficulties arising from an individual's irrational thinking, misperceptions, dysfunctional thoughts, and faulty learning.

The therapy can be conducted with individuals, families, or groups.

Problems such as anxiety, depression, anger, guilt, low self-esteem, adjustment difficulties, sleep disturbance, and post-traumatic stress are addressed.
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