Cognitive therapy

Cognitive therapy is a structured form of therapy based on conversations where you learn techniques to be able to influence your own thoughts and feelings.

It is a reciprocal relationship between thoughts, feelings, behaviors and bodily sensations.

In cognitive therapy, both the therapist and the patient are active and teamwork is central.

The main goal of cognitive therapy is to make the patient aware of their negative thoughts which in turn affect emotions and behavior. The therapist uses this in active problem solving to help the patient to master their life problems as well as develop more appropriate and functional thought patterns, attitudes and behaviors.

Cognitive therapy can be combined with drug treatment.

Average treatment time varies between 8-12 hours.

It is important to have a clarification conversation between patient and therapist before deciding whether cognitive therapy is the right treatment.

Cognitive therapy is a well-documented treatment method.


Aina Bergseth

Privatpsykiater AS

Doctor, specialist in psychiatry and cognitive therapist. There is no need for a referral from a doctor.

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