What is CBT?

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 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.

To find out if CBT can help you feel better

When can CBT help?

CBT is based on lots of research that shows it can help with a whole host of difficulties. 

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 for a variety of problems to help people feel better.