Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is an action-based short-term, therapy that helps clients understand the thoughts and feelings that influence their behavior. The CB therapist will begin by helping the client identify the problematic beliefs that underlie behaviours that are not serving them. This highly researched, evidenced-based approach is often used to treat people struggling from anxiety, phobias, depression and addiction.
Next, the client will begin to learn new skills that can be practiced in real world situations. For example, a person suffering from alcohol addiction might start practicing new coping skills, rehearsing ways to avoid or deal with social situations that could potentially trigger a relapse.