Cognitive behaviour therapy

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is a particular type of treatment that psychologists and other mental health clinicians use with their clients to address issues of anxiety, anger, depression and numerous other mental health problems. CBT involves looking at the link between a person’s thoughts, feelings and actions, and how each may affect that person’s perception and wellbeing. CBT has become one of the most popular types of therapy, probably because it’s generally short-term, goal-oriented, hands-on and has been proven to work. The research shows that CBT can be effective for treating lots of different mental health conditions, including: anxiety disorders such as generalised anxiety disorder, panic disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder and social anxiety disorder; mood disorders such as depression and bipolar disorder; bulimia nervosa and other eating difficulties; and other issues such as anger, stress and problem gambling.