Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) is described in psychological literature as 'second wave therapy'. Behaviourism being the first, CBT second and Acceptance and Commitment therapy(ACT) third wave. CBT/ACT looks at thoughts, feelings and behaviours and how each one of these influence the others.
Thoughts are identified and recorded. The connection between thoughts and feelings are illustrated in session. We tend to behave in response to our feelings so the connection between thoughts, feelings and behaviours become clear to the person during therapy.
CBT/ACT is a 'here and now' approach to psychological issues. The acceptance that the past cannot be changed and the future cannot be guaranteed with any great level certainty, make a 'here and now' approach more acceptable.This fact is emphasised in the therapy session.