Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is a talking therapy that can help you manage your problems by changing the way you think and behave.

What is CBT?
CBT is based on the concept that your thoughts, feelings, physical sensations and actions are interconnected, and that negative thoughts and feelings can trap you in a vicious cycle.

CBT aims to help you deal with overwhelming problems in a more positive way by breaking them down into smaller parts. You're shown how to change these negative patterns to improve the way you feel.

Unlike some other talking treatments, CBT deals with your current problems, rather than focusing on issues from your past. It looks for practical ways to improve your state of mind on a daily basis.

Watch this short video: Making sense of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

An introductory self-help course in CBT

In CBT, problems are broken down into 5 main areas: situations, thoughts, emotions, physical feelings and actions.

The Cognitive Triangle

There is a mini 7-step self-help course it includes an introduction to techniques which could be useful for all, but professional help should be sought for complex or long-standing problems.

Step 1
Identifying Thoughts, Feelings & Behaviours
Step 2
Understanding the Links between Thoughts, Feelings & Behaviours
Step 3
Making Changes - Behaviours
Step 4
Making Changes - Thoughts?
Step 5
Challenging our Thoughts
Step 6
Distancing or Defusing from Thoughts
Step 7

The course is, with many other additional resources, available online here you can also visit

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