What is CBT?
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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is commonly used to treat mild to moderate anxiety and depression amongst other difficulties. It is recommended by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).
CBT examines how what we think effects how we feel and what we do.
In therapy there is a focus on how you think about the things going on in your life. You then begin to looks at ways you can change or ‘break’ negative patterns of thinking or behaviour and process them in a more constructive way. This in turn effects how you feel and what you do.
Your thoughts, feelings, physical sensations and actions are interconnected, often trapping you in a negative spiral. CBT helps you stop these negative cycles, breaking down factors that are making you feel bad, anxious or scared so that they become more manageable. It shows you how to change these negative patterns to improve the way you feel.
CBT has been the subject of extensive and well-documented research which has shown that after completing therapy, people continue to stay well for longer.