Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), which is one of the most researched and evidence-based form of psychotherapy been used over the past decade, relies on the basic premise of the connections between our thoughts, emotions and behaviours.
Why it’s done?
Expected results from the cognitive behaviour therapy
A CBT approach aims at modifying an individual’s dysfunctional or irrational thought patterns, in an attempt to alter behavioural reactions, and thereby change the way the person feels, i.e. the emotions.
CBT has been found to have a high efficacy in the treatment of anxiety, depression, as well as mood or personality disorders, to name a few. Such therapy sessions are typically conducted in a well-defined structure, with regular sessions over a period of time being planned in accordance with the conceptualization of the case.
Q1. What is the expected length of the CBT sessions?
CBT sessions are typically ranging between a 30 minute or a 60 minute session, which is a fixed duration determined at the time of fixing the appointment, with a recommendation of a minimum of 10-12 sessions, subject to variation based on the clinical nature of each case.
Q2. Is the discussion or the sessions held with the CBT psychotherapist, confidential?
All ethical boundaries regarding the confidentiality of psychotherapeutic sessions are maintained as per the norms.
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