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
    • Depression

• Panic disorder

• Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

• Work stress & anxiety

• Perfectionism

• 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