Cognitive Therapy (CT) is a type of therapeutic approach within the larger group of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). It focuses on identifying how your thoughts shape your feelings and affect your behavior. CT places more emphasis on your thought processes because it recognizes thoughts as the main driver of psychological issues.
A therapist's role is to teach you techniques to identify your thoughts about a situation, understand how those thoughts caused you to feel a certain way, and then changing how you respond or feel by changing your thoughts.
For example: After failing to accomplish a certain objective at work, a man might think "I am totally useless", which causes him to feel guilty, stressed and disappointed in himself. This might cause him to start avoiding responsibilities at work, which makes him think that he is even more useless. CT can help him to identify his thoughts about events in his life, and modify those thoughts so that he can act in more positive ways.
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