Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

CBT has a great evidence base and The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) recommend CBT is used to treat all of the following:

  • Depression and mood problems
  • Panic attacks and agorophobia
  • Chronic worry
  • Social anxiety
  • Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

CBT also has an evidence base for its effectiveness in treating low self esteem, sleep problems, phobias and health anxiety.

CBT offers a practical approach to tackling problems which focuses in the main on the present time rather than on the past. The relationship is an important part of CBT and so its important that you find a therapist who you feel you can trust and feel comfortable with. Coming together and combining the skills and experience of the therapist with your expert knowledge of your life, your strengths and your problems, is a central factor in effective therapy. Experience and research shows that working as a team in this way leads to the best results.

Please see the Gallery for a short and helpful video about CBT produced by the Mental Health Charity Mind.