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CBT practice in Canary Wharf

How does Cognitive Behavioural Therapy work?


CBT therapy starts an assessment during which the therapist and the client agree on the formulation of:


  the target problems

  the history of the problem

  the factors maintaining the problem

  a hypothesis of the problem causes and what purpose it may serve

  an intervention plan to rectify the problem

The central principle of a CBT assessment is that our behaviour is determined by the immediate situations and how we interprete them and therefore this is the major focus of an assessment.

Another fundamental principle of CBT is that the client needs to feel safe to disclose important and often distressing information. Your Therapist therefore will endevour to foster a warm and trusting athmosphere, will not judge you and will be empatic and committed to helping you overcome the current difficulties.

The next stage consists of the co-joint search and identification of the unproductive, faulty or negative cognitive biases that may be at the basis of the unwanted symptoms ar states of mind.
Once such identification has taken place, the therapist helps the client to acquire strategies that can be effective in challenging and modifying such faulty patterns of thoughts.
This generally results in improved mood, a more positive attitude and an increased level of competence.
Consequently old patterns of unwanted behaviours and schema of thoughts can be replaced with new, more efficient and productive ones.


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Gabriel is a Chartered Psychologist with British Psychological Society