Cognitive Behaviour approaches to counselling are based on the notion that problems related to thoughts, feelings and actions are learnt over the course of a person’s development and can be changed by applying the principles of learning theory and cognitive science using specific therapeutic interventions. CBT focuses on a person’s pattern of thinking and emotional responding, as well as their behavioural and interpersonal patterns and coping strategies in the context of their current life circumstances. This unit explores mindfulness-based cognitive behaviour therapies, with an emphasis on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).

Pre-requisites: CAP101 Counselling Theories and Models.