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What is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)?

Changing the way you feel by changing the way you think

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is a type of talking therapy, or psychotherapy, that can help you manage the way your are feeling with and your current problems, by changing the way you think and behave.

It's based on the concept that your thoughts, feelings, physical sensations and actions are all very much interconnected, and that negative thoughts and feelings can trap you in a vicious cycle, often leading to unhelpful patterns of behaviour.

CBT aims to help you deal with problems which may currently feel overwhelming in a more positive way by breaking them down into smaller, and more manageable parts.

During sessions, you'll work together with your therapist to develop you ways to change these negative patterns to improve the way you feel.

Although it acknowledges the influence of our past experiences and relationships, CBT focuses on dealing with your current problems and how they are affecting your life. 

You will agree some goals for you to work towards, and together you will look for practical ways to improve how you are feeling on a daily basis.

CBT has been shown to highly effective for treating a wide range of mental health issues including depression anxiety and phobias. It's also been shown to be effective for a range of physical health conditions such as fibromyalgia, tinnitus and the symptoms of hormonal changes e.g. the menopause. 

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