Cognitive Behavioural Theory Of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

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Cognitive behavioural therapy is a major area of interest within the field of counselling. The cognitive behavioural approach has made significant contributions towards counselling over the years. As a result of this the cognitive behavioural approach has become more widely practiced (Dobson and Dobson, 2009). Despite these contributions, cognitive behavioural therapy has experienced a few limited cons as well as effective pros. In spite of this, previous studies have provided evidence, which confirms the effectiveness of the cognitive behavioural approach, to be higher than any other approach (McLeod, 2013). This essay, will examine and critically discuss the various pros and cons that exist within the cognitive behavioural approach. The objective of this essay is to, demonstrate an in depth exploration of the cognitive behavioural approach to the treatment of anxiety. The essay will be organised in the following way. The first section will give a brief overview of the cognitive behavioural approach. The next sections will then go on to critically discuss and compare the limited and ineffective contributions to the effective contributions cognitive behavioural therapy has made towards counselling anxiety. With particular reference to how cognitive behavioural therapy for women with anxiety during and after pregnancy. For the purpose of this essay the abbreviation CBT will be used, as it represents Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. Overview of CBT: ‘Ultimately the cognitive
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