The Five Main CBT Principles
The effectiveness of this type of therapy depends on five key CBT Principles which underpin the philosophy of the technique.
This page provides an overview of those cbt principles with links to more detailed information (click on the blue titles).
CBT Principle 1: There is always another point of view.
The human mind is perfectly capable of interpreting and organising inputs in different ways
CBT Principle 2: Events don’t cause feelings.
It’s not what happens around us that makes us feel a certain way, but how we interpret those events.
CBT Principle 3: We all develop unique ways of seeing the world.
Our ‘view’ of how the world works is unique to us and is not a true representation of reality, known as perceptual constructivism.
CBT Principle 4: Mind affects body affects mind.
Cognition (thoughts) creates behaviours and feeling and feelings can give rise to thoughts! (Mind Body Symbiosis)
CBT Principle 5: Our minds are scientific.
Our minds are constantly creating new theories and hypotheses leading to the creation of ‘beliefs’.
By understanding these five cbt principles you give yourself the opportunity to make fundamental changes to your life problems and challenges. Each of these ideas are totally evidence-based and have been established, through decades of research and application, to be highly effective for a very wide range of psychological problems.
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During this 50 minute consultation we will discuss the various options that are available to you and make a considered recommendation based on your individual personal circumstances.
At TranceForm we believe that therapy & counselling should be a collaboration between therapist and client so it’s very important to be able to meet PRIOR to agreeing any kind of help. Our policy is to help people make a fully balanced & considered decision about undertaking work with us, including both the financial and personal implications.