CBT is a talking therapy which focuses on how your thoughts, beliefs and attitudes affect your feelings and behaviour. CBT teaches you coping skills for dealing with different problems. It combines cognitive therapy (examining the things you think) and behaviour therapy (examining the things you do).
CBT is a structured and clinically proven treatment for overcoming a wide range of problems including anxiety, depression, insomnia, OCD, panic attacks, PTSD, social phobia, low self-esteem and relationship problems. CBT works by using evidence based psychological techniques to identify and change the hard-wired connections between our negative thoughts, distressing emotions, unhelpful behaviours and physical sensations.
CBT is endorsed by the Department of Health, National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE), British Psychological Society, Royal College of Psychiatrists, Royal College of General Practitioners and the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).