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What You Need To Know About Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

CBT is a talking form of psychotherapy, commonly used to help those with anxiety and depression but it can be useful for other mental problems. With more focus placed on a person's cognitions, it is a short-term, goal oriented treatment that combines behavioural and psychotherapy techniques. Keep reading to find a breakdown of the key things you need to know about CBT.


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How does it work?

Based on your thoughts and feelings, CBT helps to deal with the negative mental cycle that you may find yourself in. By breaking down big problems, CBT aims to help reduce the anxiety and depression coming from these problems. It makes us aware of our negative thinking and tries to get us to tackle challenges in a more positive way.


A key thing that sets it apart, is that CBT deals with your current problems, rather than delving into your past. This is good for people who are looking to improve their daily state of mind.


What Can CBT Be Used For?

There are a variety of things that CBT can be used for, such as:

  • Anxiety & Depression

  • Bipolar Disorders

  • Eating disorders

  • OCD

  • Sleep Insomnia

  • PTSD

  • Schizophrenia

  • Phobias

If you have or more of these diagnosed mental health problems, seeking CBT may be a good way to improve your day to day life. It’s important to note that CBT isn’t exclusively for mental health issues and the therapy techniques used can be applied to anyone going through a stressful time.


CBT is also used for people with chronic illnesses. Not to treat their symptoms, but to help them manage their challenging situations and keep their mental processes stable.


What Are The Benefits of CBT?

There are an array of benefits that come from CBT, whether you have a mental health problem, or you use CBT to help manage your daily life. These are some of the benefits:

  • Managing your mental illness & helping to prevent relapses

  • CBT is a good alternative for mental illnesses when medications aren’t working for you

  • Learning coping techniques to to used throughout life

  • Learning better ways to communicate - this may help a person to improve their emotional connections

  • Managing a medical illness & learning to cope with chronic pains

  • Coping with grief or loss

If you are interested in getting CBT to help you or a loved one, you can visit your GP to get a referral to a CBT Therapist.


Key Counselling Training

There are a world of benefits that come from CBT, so if you’re looking to help others, becoming a CBT Therapist may be the perfect option for you. Here at Key Counselling Training, we provide a range of accredited counselling courses and CBT therapy training. We offer psychotherapy courses and a range of online courses to help you kickstart a career in counselling.


If CBT, or any of our other training courses interest you, feel free to get in touch with us today to find out more.

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