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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy or CBT is a talking therapy based on the idea that thoughts, feelings, what we do, and how our bodies feel, are all connected. If we change one of these we can alter all the others.

When we are low or upset, we often fall into patterns of thinking and responding which can worsen how we feel. CBT works to help us notice and change problematic thinking styles or behaviour patterns so we can feel better.

A collaborative, talking therapy

CBT gives you tools that can help you to change how you think (‘cognitive’) and what you do (‘behaviour’).

It’s is a collaborative therapy, not something that is done to someone, it’s a way of working together on mutually agreed goals.