Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a structured, short term, yet flexible form of therapy that can be used to treat a wide variety of issues, including but not limited to eating disorders, anxiety and depression. This form of therapy focuses on the present and future whilst still acknowledging the past and looks at the way our thoughts, beliefs and attitudes relate to the way we behave.

CBT is a collaborative approach that asks the client to be actively involved in treatment.  The therapist and client work together to understand the problem, identify their goals and develop strategies and skills to limit the severity and duration of their symptoms. The skills learnt are practical, realistic and versatile and can be used in all domains of life. The therapy aims to have the client form a new relationship with their thoughts and give the person faith in their ability to cope with difficulties in the future. CBT allows the therapist to tailor therapy to suit the individual and teach the client lifelong skills that will increase their chances of making further progress, prevent relapse and improve their quality of life.

CBT is consistent with Myrtle Oak Clinic’s guiding principle of having the client actively involved in their goal setting and treatment. CBT and Myrtle Oak Clinic encourage clients to work on tasks outside of the session in order to get the most of treatment.

CBT is:

  • Versatile and allows and individual approach
  • Practical
  • Teaches lifelong skills
  • Adaptive
  • Goal oriented
  • Realistic
  • Focused on the future
  • Structured
  • Collaborative

Enhanced Cognitive Behavioural Therapy – CBT-E

A relatively short term therapy which focuses on the values, beliefs, thoughts and processes that maintain the eating disorder behaviours. This form of therapy is the leading evidence-based treatment for adults with an eating disorder.

Other therapies that have evolved from CBT that may be used by your therapist.

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
  • Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Schema Therapy

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