Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a short term, structured talking therapy shown to be effective in treating a variety of mental health difficulties such as anxiety, depression, ptsd, panic & insomnia.
Unlike many other approaches, its main focus is on the current day and how your thoughts, feelings and behaviours impact your overall wellbeing. This does not mean past events are ignored, often they provide clues and explanations for what is happening and how you are feeling today.
Unfortunately, we cannot change the past, but we can learn new ways and strategies to deal with those experiences and how they impact upon us now. Often small changes can create unexpected significant improvements. CBT can provide many tools to implement change. It also provides you with the knowledge, resources, and skills to become your own future therapist so learning can be generalised across other areas of your life.
Below are just a few of the common issues that the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recommend CBT be used to treat :