What is CBT?

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy: Cognitive means ‘the way you think’,  Behaviour is ‘what you do’.

CBT can help you to change the way you think, and what you do as a result.  These changes can help you to feel better.  Unlike some of the other talking treatments, CBT focuses on the ‘here and now’ problems and difficulties you may be experiencing by providing a helpful set of tools to make positive change possible.  It is a useful way of addressing:

  • How we think about ourselves, the world and other people
  • The effects of what we do on our thoughts and feelings

CBT has been shown to help with many types of problems which include:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Panic
  • Stress
  • OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder)
  • Insomnia
  • Low self-esteem
  • Fatigue
  • Phobias (including agoraphobia and social phobia)
  • Lack of Energy
NICE

CBT has proven to be one of the most effective ways of improving our wellbeing as a self-help approach and has been endorsed by the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) as a recommended treatment option.