Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a short term evidence based talking therapy, consistently proven to be effective in extensive published research.
CBT was developed through an integration of behaviour therapy and cognitive therapy and has now become the treatment of choice for many psychological problems, as recommended by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE).

The following problems that can be treated effectively by CBT include;

Panic attacks Phobias
Health Anxiety Insomnia
General Anxiety (excessive worrying) Low Self Esteem
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Stress
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Anger problems
Depression Body image problems

CBT focuses on the ‘here and now’ and can help you identify unhelpful thinking and behaviours, suggest more positive helpful strategies for the longer term which you can learn to use for the rest of your life, enabling you to improve how you feel and function

CBT uses a ‘shoulder to shoulder’ approach. Client and therapist collaboratively agree on the problems to focus on, the goals of therapy and the best ways to achieve this in practise

Recently with a ‘third wave’ movement in CBT, there are now more techniques a client can choose from. These include Mindfulness and Acceptance and Commitment therapy (ACT). Please ask your therapist about these.