Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a talking therapy that can help you manage your problems by changing the way you think and behave.
CBT is based on the concept that your thoughts, feelings, physical sensations and actions are interconnected, and that negative thoughts and feelings can trap you in a vicious cycle.
When people feel worried or distressed we often fall into patterns of thinking and responding which can worsen how we feel. CBT works to help us notice and change problematic thinking styles or behaviour patterns so we can feel better.
CBT aims to help you deal with overwhelming problems in a more positive way by breaking them down into smaller parts.
I will work with you to identify and challenge any negative thinking patterns and behaviour which may be causing you difficulties. In turn this can change the way you feel, and enable you to change your behaviour in future.
CBT has an excellent evidence base for a wide range of mental health problems but is particularly effective in treating anxiety and depression.