CBT is a typically shorter-term talking therapy that has been proven to help treat a wide range of emotional and mental health difficulties, and physical health conditions in adults, young people and children. The basis of CBT is the understanding that what people think can affect how they feel and how they behave. CBT offers a structured approach offering information and knowledge in various ‘vicious cycles’ of problems that can maintain mental health difficulties and helps you develop a ‘tool kit’ to unpick these cycles and try different ways of solving your problems.

The therapist and client work together in noticing whether any thoughts or behaviours are unhelpful for the client, and thinking about whether these could be changed. We might also incorporate other models of intervention to help enhance the work and consider particular sticking points for you.

For more information visit    http://www.babcp.com/files/Public/what-is-cbt-web.pdf  or take a look at the website https://www.getselfhelp.co.uk/ for lots of freely available information and resources to start your journey. CBT is suitable for both adults, adolescents and children, with adaptation for younger children.