With the support of the therapist, the client is encouraged to test out their thoughts and beliefs and to try new ways of approaching problems.
Sessions are structured and focused, with an agenda agreed between the therapist and client at the start of each session.
Clients are active participants in their own therapy and set specific goals. Clients practise or apply any agreed changes or exercises between sessions, providing feedback on this during the following session. Completing the assignments in-between sessions helps to move therapy forward.
At the end of therapy, the client and therapist work together to plan how to avoid or manage any future setbacks.