Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is an evidence-based talking therapy which helps people explore the links between their thoughts, feelings, physical sensations and behaviours. Negative thoughts can lead to negative feelings and avoidant behaviours which can cause a vicious cycle and maintain the difficulties people are experiencing.
By learning skills and techniques in structured talking therapy sessions, we can learn to challenge unhelpful thoughts and behaviours in order to have a positive effect on our feelings and emotions.
CBT can help people see the same situation from a different perspective, whilst also encouraging them to use different behavioural approaches in order to break the vicious cycle. A change in our thoughts and behaviours can have a positive impact on our emotions.