Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)

CBT is a form of psychotherapy that emphasises the important role of thinking in how we feel and what we do. Cognitive-behavioural therapy focuses on:

  • how you think about yourself, the world and other people
  • how your beliefs affect your feelings and behaviours
  • how your behaviour affects your thoughts and feelings

CBT can help you to change how you think (‘Cognitive’) and what you do (‘Behaviour’). These changes can help you to feel better. It focuses on ‘here and now’ problems and difficulties, and, it looks for ways to improve your state of mind.

It is a structured approach in which you agree goals for treatment with your therapist and try things out between sessions.

CBT is an evidence-based therapy for the treatment of a range of psychological difficulties.