Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is a talking therapy that can be used to help a person overcome any life difficulty they are experiencing.
It’s by no means the only type of talking therapy that is helpful but it is arguably one of the most widely used. It has a strong evidence base which means that a lot of research has been done to test it’s effectiveness. When carried out properly, CBT can be used to help a person overcome depression, anxiety, trauma, addictions, eating disorders and many more things.
How CBT works is by helping a person to understand why they feel the way they do, why they do the things that they do, what their thoughts are and how this can affect them physically.
By understanding their unique perspective and way of operating in the world, a person can soon learn how to change things (their relationship with their thoughts, how they respond to them, how they act each day etc). Through this change, a person can start to feel differently, work through, and overcome their challenges.