How Does CBT Work?

Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) is based on the idea that how we think (cognition), how we feel (emotion) and how we act (behavior) all interact together.

Psychological problems are frequently fuelled by unhelpful and negatively biased patterns of thinking which, in turn, may be reinforced by destructive and counterproductive behavioural patterns or habits.


Cognitive Component

In a collaborative manner, CBT therapists work with patients to identify, evaluate and ultimately to modify automatic negative or distorted thoughts and beliefs

Behavioural Component

CBT therapists help patients plan and implement strategic changes in behaviour which serve to reinforce healthier thinking patterns and break unwanted habits