What is CBT?
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a form of psychotherapy that treats problems and boosts happiness by modifying dysfunctional emotions, behaviors, and thoughts. Unlike traditional Freudianpsychoanalysis, which probes childhood wounds to get at the root causes of conflict, CBT focuses on solutions, encouraging patients to challenge distorted cognitions and change destructive patterns of behavior.
CBT rests on the idea that thoughts and perceptions influence behavior. Feeling distressed, in some cases, may distort one’s perception of reality. CBT aims to identify harmful thoughts, assess whether they are an accurate depiction of reality, and if they are not, employ strategies to challenge and overcome them.
What is DBT?
DBT or Dialectical Behavioural Therapy is essentially a type of CBT which teaches people how to live in the moment, cope healthily with stress, regulate emotions, and improve relationships with others. There are four elements to this approach:
Mindfulness—focusing on the present ("living in the moment").
Distress Tolerance—learning to accept oneself and the current situation. More specifically, people learn how to tolerate or survive crises using these four techniques: distraction, self-soothing, improving the movement, and thinking of pros and cons.
Interpersonal Effectiveness—how to be assertive in a relationship (for example, expressing needs and saying "no") but still keeping that relationship positive and healthy.
Emotion Regulation—recognizing and coping with negative emotions (for example, anger) and reducing one's emotional vulnerability by increasing positive emotional experiences.
What is Person Centred therapy?
Person Centred Therapy, as the name suggests, puts the client at the centre of the therapy.
A person centred process involves the therapist listening, understanding and simply being there for the client. This process is ongoing to make sure each person is supported towards their personal goals, even as they evolve and change.
The ultimate aim is to understand what each individual person wants and needs to live their own, personally defined, good life.
What Can We Help You With?
Low Self Esteem