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CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) is a term used frequently in the counselling and Mental Health services. It is not appropriate for everyone but can be highly effective for many. It is collaborative in that you will have tasks to do or things to practise in between sessions. 

CBT is a sharing of information and techniques for you to use in understanding and adapting your thoughts which can have an impact on your moods and behaviour. It was pioneered in the 1950s in response to the medical model of patients "needing a cure" to their mental health. CBT can be adapted to your specific needs and is a collaborative experience where, together, we can practise ways of thinking in your everyday life. CBT can offer you an opportunity to "cure yourself" through learning new ways of responding.



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