What is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and How can it help me?
Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is a talking therapy that can help you manage your problems by changing the way you think and behave, hence the cognitive (thinking) and behavioural (doing).
CBT Psychotherapy is a short term intensive therapy that deals with the issues here and now and there is active participation from both client and therapist to help manage the difficulties. CBT is a high researched and evidence based Psychotherapy that is most commonly used to treat anxiety and depression disorders as follows:
• Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and/or Intrusive Thoughts
- Social Anxiety
- Low self Esteem
• Panic disorder
• Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
• Work stress & anxiety
• Intrusive thoughts
• Eating disorders – such as anorexia and bulimia
- Excessive worry/ Generalised anxiety
- Health Anxiety
• Sleep problems – such as insomnia
- CBT is also sometimes used to treat people with long-term health conditions