What is CBT?

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a talking psychological therapy. This therapeutic approach has been proved clinically effective in treating a wide range of emotional and physical health conditions in adults, children and young people. CBT looks at how we think about a situation which affects how we feel and act. The therapist and client work together with the aim of increasing ‘psychological flexibility’ which can facilitate change in how we manage and relate to our thoughts, feelings and behaviours.

Where to find more information

For more information on CBT please visit the British Association of Cognitive and Behavioural Psychotherapy website BABCP. This is my professional body and the site has a wealth of information on CBT, the approach and has leaflets on a number of common mental health presentations which CBT has an evidence base.