Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

By: The Psychotherapy Clinic  08/06/2016
Keywords: anxiety, depression, CBT for anxiety

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is an evidence based therapy commonly used to treat depression and anxiety, but it can be useful for treating other mental and physical health problems. CBT emphasises the relationship between our thoughts, emotions, behaviours and physical symptoms (as seen in the diagram above). What often maintains the problem, keeping us trapped in the vicious cycle is our thoughts (what goes through our mind) and our behaviours (what we do/how we respond). CBT helps to break this vicious cycle by learning to manage our thought processes and put into place more helpful behaviours/coping strategies. As all the areas in the diagram are interconnected, changes in both our thoughts and behaviours would be expected to impact our emotions and our physical symptoms, reducing overwhelming feelings and your improving day to day functioning.

Keywords: anxiety, CBT for anxiety, CBT for depression, depression,