CBT for individuals


What is CBT?

CBT means Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. It is a form of taking therapy used in the safe and effective treatment of a variety of emotional and physical problems.

You and the therapist work together as a team to discover skills to cope with feelings, behaviours and thoughts that are unhelpful in a healthy lifestyle.

Once you have learnt the skills of managing thoughts, feelings and behaviour, you will be able to apply them to all areas of their life.

The National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has identified CBT as a first choice for treatment of a number of mental health issues, supported by evidence including resistance to relapse.

How CBT works

CBT is a type of therapy that aims to help you manage your problems by considering alternative ways of thinking and acting.

It is a way of talking about:

  • how you think about yourself, the world and other people

  • how what you do affects your thoughts and feelings

By talking about these things, CBT can help you (to change) to consider alternatives to how you think (‘cognitive’) and what you do (‘behaviour’). CBT can help you to make sense of overwhelming problems by breaking them down into smaller parts. This makes it easier to see how they are connected and how they affect you.

How you think about a problem can affect how you feel physically and emotionally. It can also alter what you do about it. There are helpful and unhelpful ways of reacting to most situations, depending on how you think about them.

Who is CBT for?

CBT has been shown to help individuals with many different types of emotional and physical problems.

These include:

  • anxiety disorders, including phobias, panic attacks and panic disorder

  • depression and low mood

  • eating disorders

  • obsessive compulsive disorder

  • post-traumatic stress disorder

  • relationship problems

  • drug or alcohol abuse

  • sleep problems

  • chronic fatigue syndrome

  • persistent pain

For more information about CBT, please download our CBT FAQs (pdf)

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