Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is based on the principle that the way we think about ourselves, others, and the world around us, and the way we act up on those thoughts, can affect our feelings and emotional well-being. CBT is a talking therapy that recognises that when we become distressed, we repeat unhelpful patterns of thinking and behaviour, which maintain our difficulties.







Our early life experiences and early relationships and attachments, form and shape our sense of self and others, and they impact on the beliefs we hold about ourselves and the world. We try to navigate through life, often driven by those beliefs. If negative beliefs are online, then we tend to respond with unhelpful behaviours, negatively affecting our emotions, and we often find ourselves trapped in vicious cycles that perpetuate the distress.

CBT is the treatment of choice for depression and anxiety disorders and enables us to break unhelpful patterns of thinking and behaviour and find relief from distress.







Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is an umbrella term, that includes other types of psychotherapy, such as Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Compassion-Focused Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Schema-based Cognitive therapy.