Cognitive Behavioural Therapy or CBT is a talking therapy. It is an evidence based intervention which has been proven to help treat a wide range of psychological, emotional and physical health conditions in adults, young people and children. CBT looks at how we think about a situation and how this affects the way we feel and act. In turn our actions can affect how we think and feel.
The therapist and client work together in exploring, identifying and changing unhelpful thinking and behavioural patterns maintaining the cycle of emotional distress.
The BABCP website provides more information about what CBT is and its effectiveness with a range of anxiety, depression and mental health problems.
The NHS Choices website provides patient information and videos to advise patients considering CBT