Cognitive behavioural therapy helps you recognise distorted thought processes that cause disorders and teaches you to replace these with more realistic ideas. Negative thinking during depression can be the result of biological causes (e.g. endogenous depression), the educational influence of parents or other sources. A person who is depressed experiences negative thoughts that are beyond their control.
Behavioural psychotherapy offers techniques to give the patient greater control over their negative thinking, correcting “cognitive distortions” or distorted thinking, in a process called cognitive restructuring.
You will also learn new ways to deal with your feelings.
Cognitive psychotherapy can also help you with feelings of anger, anxiety, shyness and panic. The goals are agreed between the therapist and patient, by drawing up a plan structured around the particular needs and characteristics that have been evaluated.