Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
How CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) is Used
CBT is problem and solution focused and tends to focus on one problem at a time.
The therapist tends to orientate around the identification and pursuit of appropriate goals for the client to achieve and thereby makes it clear exactly what he is going to do and why he’s doing it. There’s no mystery surrounding CBT and it is a transparent and collaborative effort between client and therapist.
I educate my clients with the knowledge, skills and confidence to take over my role as a therapist for themselves.
Helping the client to remove all his negative beliefs and turning them into positive ones by instilling positive suggestions into his mind. This can been seen as a form of de-hypnosis.
Self-hypnosis, the most fundamental method of Hypnotherapy.
CBT is generally short term, but sometimes longer for more serious issues to be dealt with.
Therapist and client works as a team.
Unlike psychoanalytic therapy, CBT focuses on the here and now of the clients current situation and thinking patterns and although the past is important, it takes second place to the present situation.
CBT therapists typically seeks support for their ideas and techniques, where possible, from well-designed research and studies.
Traditional hypnotherapy has very strong support from a wide range of clinical and experimental research studies, making it perfectly suited to integration within an evidence-based CBT framework.