what is cbt?
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a talking therapy with a strong evidence base and is recommended by the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) in the treatment of depression and anxiety. CBT is a goal focused therapy based on the principle that there is a relationship between our thoughts, feelings and behaviours, if a problem occurs in one of these areas it can have a negative impact on the other two areas.
The aim of CBT is to help the individual recognise the unhelpful thinking style or pattern of behaviour and to challenge it in order to relive their symptoms and improve their mood. CBT is a collaborative therapy where you work closely with your therapist to identify the practical skills and techniques you need to overcome your current difficulties as well as equipping you to manage future difficulties more effectively.
What can CBT help with?
CBT is a very useful and effective treatment for:
Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
For further information on CBT visit the British Association for Cognitive and Behavioural Psychotherapies website: www.babcp.com