CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy) is a highly recommended therapy that can help you overcome your problems by learning different ways of thinking about your difficulties and what you do to solve them.

What is CBT?

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is a type of talking treatment which focuses on how your thoughts, beliefs and attitudes affect your feelings and behaviour and teaches you coping skills for dealing with different problems.

CBT Treatment

It combines cognitive therapy (examining the things you think) and behaviour therapy (examining the things you do).

The aim of therapy is to enable you to become your own therapist.

CBT is particularly helpful if you are:

  • Feeling very anxious or panicky
  • Worrying about things a lot of the time (including worries about your health or safety)
  • Feeling depressed or sad
  • Feeling hopeless or that life is not worth living
  • Having thoughts, impulses to do things or pictures that come into your mind that you can’t get rid of
  • Problems controlling your anger
  • Severe shyness that stops you getting on with your life
  • Having difficulty coming to terms with trauma (e.g. a street robbery) or suffering from PTSD
  • Phobias, e.g. fear of spiders, flying, needles, dogs, etc.

CBT is best for people with a specific problem they want to work on. You will be asked to work on your problem between sessions using the advice your therapist gives you.
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