Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

CBT stands for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. 

It is a recommended psychological therapy for the treatment of many mental health difficulties. 

The cognitive part refers to the role our thought processes play in guiding how we feel and behave.  When we think negatively we are more likely to experience negative emotions, in turn we will change our behaviour to try and cope with these thoughts and feelings.  However,  the way we think, feel and behave interacts in such a way that we can easily become stuck in a negative cycle that keeps problems going or even overtime makes them worse.

CBT helps by supporting you to address your main difficulties, challenge and change unhelpful thoughts and behaviours and adopt healthier ways of thinking and behaving with the ultimate aim of helping you break free from the negative cycle and overcome the difficulties you are experiencing.


Whilst CBT tends to focus more on the 'here and now' of difficulties it can also be really helpful in increasing your understanding and insight into the factors - such as past experiences, that are continuing to contribute to current problems. 

CBT is based on lots of research that shows it can help with a whole host of difficulties.  Check out my blog post talking a bit more about the subject 

It is recommended and used within the NHS to address the following:


General Anxiety / Worry

Low self-esteem

Social Anxiety

Health Anxiety

Performance Anxiety

Panic Attacks




Sleep problems


Pain Management

This is by no means an exhaustive list! The approach of CBT is utilised in a variety of ways for a variety of problems, to help people feel better.  Get in touch today to find out how CBT can help you.