Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is an evidence based short-term psychological treatment.
It is a way of helping people solve problems and improve the way we think and feel. CBT focuses on thoughts and behaviours that are unhelpful as these often undermine our self confidence and make us feel depressed and anxious. CBT looks at how problems from the past are maintained in the “here and now”. It can help you to learn new methods of coping and problem solving which can be used for the rest of your life.
CBT can prove very effective in the following areas.
- Social anxiety
- Panic attacks
- Work related stress
- PTSD / Trauma
- Addictions (alcohol, drugs, gambling, internet addictions)
- Eating disorders
- Eating problems
- Body image problems
- Obsessive compulsive disorder
- Anger management
- Interpersonal issues
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is evidence based which means that research has proven it's effectiveness, and it is the treatment of choice for a number of mental health issues as indicated in the government backed NICE clinical guidelines.
Below you can download PDF versions of the guidelines