What is CBT

CBT focuses on the way people think about and create meaning about situations and events in their lives. This type of therapy uses techniques to help people become more aware of how they reason and the kinds of thoughts that spring to mind and give meaning to situations. It also seeks to illuminate how this affects a persons feelings and what behaviour this creates.

Sometimes when under pressure a person’s perception of a situation can become extreme. This can create a vicious cycle of negative thinking and emotion which in turn can lead to unhelpful behaviour. CBT can be useful in helping a person to recognise these patterns and adopt more helpful ways of responding.

CBT is a scientific approach supported by extensive research. It has proven to be effective with a range of emotional problems such as anxiety and depression. For more information take a look at www.babcp.com