Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)

What is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)?

Cognitive Behavioural therapy or CBT was conceptualised and developed in the 1960s by Doctors.

In establishing that humans have automatic thoughts (Cognitions) and that these thoughts are nurtured they looked at developing a way to change these ‘automatic thoughts.’

They established that these cognitions in the sufferer had a negative bias when looking at themselves, the world or the future and that they could be largely responsible for depression.

CBT looks at addressing and amending these thoughts with the result that the patient feels emotionally better and behaves in a more productive and healthy manner.

Ultimately CBT is about changing behaviour through feelings and thoughts and this has subsequently been proven to work when addressing many mental health issues.

How Does Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Work?

CBT has become increasingly popular over the years and is a relatively short term process.

Predominantly done in a 1 to 1 environment it looks at identifying these negative thought patterns and developing processes to change them.

This can and usually is goal orientated although such things as mindfulness and emotional regulation can also form part of the solution.

It can work well in a residential environment and has been used to treat

  • Addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Phobias
  • Anger
  • Obsessive Compulsive behaviours


What are the Benefits of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy?

Your thinking becomes more rational resulting in more appropriate and productive decision making.

Skills are learnt to deal with unwanted thinking patterns.

Your self esteem is lifted as a result of positive thinking and decision making. When these decisions result in positive outcomes our expectations also lift and these expectations invariably change outcomes for the better.

Destructive behaviour patterns that can lead to addiction or depression can be changed combating these and many other conditions.

CBT can work very well in a residential and concentrated environment as it is proved to produce results relatively quickly.

Often goal based, CBT involves and engages the individual on a practical level.  It often encourages the client as the results can be seen manifestly through these behavioural changes.

Camino Recovery & Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Our highly trained Clinicians are highly experienced in Cognitive Behavioural therapy.

With a combined experience of approaching 50 years Don and Ameet have developed their own particular styles that have proven to be beneficial in combating addiction, trauma and depression.

Used in conjunction with the various modalities available at Camino we believe this can be a valuable resource in an individual’s recovery.

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