Cognitive behavioural therapy

Cognitive behavioural therapy, or CBT, is a talking therapy in which you and your therapist work together on how you think about a situation (cognitive) and how you respond to these thoughts (behaviour).

CBT is based on the principle that we learn unhelpful ways of thinking and behaving over a long period. Identifying and working on these thoughts can help you change your thinking, leading to positive feelings and changes in your behaviour.

CBT focuses on the present and future instead of dwelling on whatever past experiences might have caused your problems.

You and your therapist will discuss your difficulties and set goals for you to achieve. Your therapist will help you learn coping skills and techniques for challenging unhelpful thinking. This may involve assignments or experiments for you to try out between sessions. Your therapist will be able to advise you on how to continue using CBT in daily life once your therapy has ended.

There is a great deal of research evidence to show that CBT can help with a wide range of emotional and psychological problems from anxiety and depression to obsessions and phobias.

What to expect

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