Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) helps people better understand how the way that they think (cognitive) and act (behaviour) affects the way that they feel. CBT is a structured therapy that is primarily focused on helping people to overcome their difficulties in the present, rather than understanding the reasons that their difficulties developed in the past.
In a course of CBT, clients work collaboratively with their therapist to challenge negative thought patterns and unhelpful behaviours that are understood to be maintaining their difficulties. CBT has a wide evidence base for a range of difficulties including anxiety, depression, panic, agoraphobia, social phobia, obsessive compulsive disorder and post- traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).