Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is a psycho-social intervention.
The psychologist will focus on changing thoughts and behaviours to improve the subject's mental health. It improves emotional regulation and helps develop personal coping strategies to solve their problems. The psychologist treats psychopathologies with the help of evidence-based techniques, methods and strategies.
The concept is completely based on a combination of basic principles from behavioural and cognitive psychology. Here the psychologist diagnoses the mental disorder the subject faces and treats the specific problems with ‘problem focused’ and ‘action-oriented’ forms of therapy. The psychologist's role is to guide the subject in finding practical strategies to decrease the disorder symptoms and address the identified goals. The psychologist focuses on challenging and changing cognitive distortions (which includes exaggerated or irrational thought patterns, beliefs and attitudes involved in the onset or perpetuation of psychopathological states) and behaviours, thus improving the subject's mental health.
Note: We recommend that you schedule an appointment or call us before hospital/clinic visit or for online treatment. This will avoid unnecessary waiting when our psychologist is consulting with a pre-booked client.
It’s the sole discretion of the consulting psychologist to decide if you need CBT or any other therapy. What treatment needs to be carried out is decided at the end of the first consultation. During the first consultation, the psychologist will talk with you for at least an hour. The psychologist will analyse and try to understand the cause of the psychological or mental illness. The psychological diagnosis is explained to you at the end of the consultation. A remedy or treatment or therapy (which, of course, includes the coping mechanisms) shall be discussed with you. If any more sessions are required, the psychologist will explain it to you and what you can expect from it.