Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is an individual therapy for tamariki and rangatahi who need a little extra individual support to help them deal with past trauma, or current struggles.
CBT helps tamariki and rangatahi start to understand their thoughts and feelings and how to manage them in helpful ways.
Our therapists build trusting relationships with your tamariki, engaging them in ways that meet their needs. They will be learning new skills while they play games, chat, or do other activities that are fun for them.
Sessions will happen at a place where your tamariki feel safe and comfortable. This could be at home, at school or in one of our offices for as long as your tamariki can concentrate and participate. We work with them one-on-one.
Sessions can last up to an hour, usually once a week, for a total of six to 16 sessions.
Helping them recognise and understand their feelings, why they feel the way they do, and how they can develop control over their feelings.
Helping them to understand their thoughts and how these are linked to their feelings.
Helping them see the links between their thoughts, feelings and behaviour, and how to develop healthy behaviours that work for them.
Helping them deal with past difficulties and future hurdles.