Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a way of talking about how you think about yourself, the world and other people, and how what you do affects your thoughts and feelings. Unlike some of the other talking treatments, it focuses on 'here and now' problems and difficulties. Instead of focusing on the causes of your distress or symptoms in the past, it looks for ways to improve your state of mind now.
CBT has been shown to help with many different types of problems. These include anxiety, depression, panic, phobias (including agoraphobia and social phobia), stress, bulimia, obsessive compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, bipolar disorder and psychosis. CBT can also help if you have difficulties with anger, a low opinion of yourself or physical health problems, like pain or fatigue.