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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy has been growing in popularity over the last fifteen twenty years. More and more therapists are using cognitive behavioural therapy to help their clients overcome issues such as addictions, anger problems, anxiety, depression, panic disorder, phobias and relationship problems. If you are looking for cognitive behavioural therapy in Doha or via one of the online platforms then please read on.

The cognitive behavioural therapy model states that a certain type of thinking known as dysfunctional thinking (influences our mood and behaviour) is common to all psychological issues. With cognitive behavioural therapy a client learns to evaluate their thinking in a more balanced and realistic way, this creates positive changes in their emotional state and behaviour.


What is Cognitve Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive behavioural Therapy falls under the umbrella of psychotherapy. However, CBT is a commonsense and and time-limited treatment which focuses on present time issues. A core principle which runs through CBT is that an individual’s emotions and behaviour are influenced by their perceptions of any given situation. In essence, it is not the event, but rather the way they interpret the event. This viewpoint is not a new concept as it was recognized by philosophers over two millennia before CBT became a therapeutic intervention. Epictetus the Greek stoic philosopher wrote in the Enchiridion “Men are disturbed not by the things which happen, but by the opinions about the things”. We can also see this concept running through Eastern philosophy such as Buddhism who laid huge importance on cognition as a primary force in determining human behavior.

So we can see how important it is to better understand our maladaptive thinking which can take us off track down a slippery road without any tools to navigate the path. CBT can provide ways to reorient our thoughts  emotions and our behavior, so we can better deal with psychological distress from our everyday experiences.

 

 


A typical CBT session:

A CBT session is more of a collaboration between client and therapist, they work as a team looking for ways to resolve the problems. There may be paperwork exercises exploring the clients thoughts, feelings and behaviours.

More often than not the client will be given homework to do which acts as a bridge between the sessions. Homework is an integral aspect of CBT as it keeps the focus and momentum going, this helps the client to challenge their problems between therapy sessions.

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