What Is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy?
CBT or Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is a structured psychological therapy delivered via individual
sessions with a therapist. It’s been proven to help treat a wide range of emotional and physical
health conditions in adults, young people and children.
Rather than addressing and getting help with difficulties in your past, CBT is mainly concerned with
how you think and act now. It focusses on what’s maintaining your difficulties.
CBT is based on the idea that whenever we feel an emotion there are changes in:
- how we physically feel in our bodies
- how we think
- how we behave
These changes don’t operate in isolation. How you think about a situation affects the way you act. In
turn, your actions can affect how you think and feel. This creates a vicious cycle that keeps us feeling
low and anxious.
As your CBT therapist I will work with you to help you develop a better understanding of your mind
and learn new ways of thinking and acting. This can help reduce emotional distress and improve the quality of your life.