FAQs About Cognitive Behavioural

Therapy (CBT)

What problems is CBT good for? 


CBT has been found to help with:

  • Agoraphobia

  • Anxiety

  • Bipolar disorder and mental health.

  • Body Dysmorphic Disorder 

  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

  • Depression 

  • Eating problems and disorders

  • Grief and Bereavement

  • OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

  • Panic attacks 

  • Paranoia 

  • Phobias and Fears

  • PTSD - Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder 

  • Self-confidence and self esteem

  • Sexual and relationship difficulties

  • Sleep problems 

What is CBT?


Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a talking therapy. It has been shown to be effective for a wide range of problems. 

The therapist and client work together to understand problems in terms of the way people think, feel and behave. 


Often we think, feel and behave in a particular way for a reason. This can be related to our childhood, life experiences and the circumstances we live in (life events, families, housing, society, etc). 

How long does CBT last? 

At the beginning you will usually meet weekly and then less frequently as time goes on. 

Therapy can be over 10 -20 sessions; but may be shorter or longer. Therapy is reviewed on a regular basis to ensure you are receiving the right treatment and it is working for you. 

What does CBT involve? 


You would work together with your therapist to identify the links and patterns between your thinking, how you feel, your behaviour and the effects on 

your life. 


Cognitive behavioural therapy, is a talking therapy that looks to help you manage your problems by enabling you to recognise, and change, the way you think and behave. During therapy we will work together in a collaborative way, focusing on the here and now, while looking at how past events have shaped your thinking and behaviours.

Together, we will develop a shared understanding of how your difficulties came about and what maintains them.  You will then be able to identify goals, steps and strategies to focus on over the course of treatment.  The aim is to learn more helpful ways of coping with your current and future problems.

Negative core beliefs impact our thinking patterns and can play a major role in depression, anxiety, anger, eating disorders, substance abuse and much more. 

Changing our behaviours can at first feel difficult, but when it comes to core beliefs it is evident that tackling these thought patterns is essential to reduce the emotional distress we can experience because of our negative thoughts. 

Cognitive restructuring requires committment and a dedication to change, which can at times be a painful experience, this is because it requires examining your own negative thoughts and why you are experiencing them.  BUT change is possible which will in turn lead to a more happy and fulfilled life.