CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) is a psychological therapy which helps people to change the way that they think, feel and behave. The way that we think about things will shape how we feel, and CBT helps us to see if we’re thinking in ways that are unhelpful or biased. CBT treatment will also typically help people to try new ways of acting or behaving, as this can also help us to feel better.
CBT is used to treat a wide variety of mental health problems and emotional difficulties, as well as assisting people to change unhelpful behaviours or habits.
Coming for CBT treatment willl include setting goals for your future, or exploring and describing how you would like to think, feel or act. Therapy will then be focused on these goals, and regular reviews will take place to ensure that you are on the right track.
CBT treatment will also involve you deciding with your therapist tasks to work on between sessions. The reason for this is to ensure that the learning that takes place within the therapy room is relevant and applicable in real life.