Cognitive Behaviour Therapy is a type of talking treatment that focuses on how your thoughts, beliefs and attitudes affect your feelings and behaviour, and teaches you coping skills for dealing with different problems. It combines cognitive therapy (examining the things you think) and behaviour therapy (examining the things you do).
CBT is based on the idea that the way we think about situations can affect the way we feel and behave. E.g., if you interpret a situation negatively then you might experience negative emotions as a result, and those bad feelings might then lead you to behave in a certain way.
In CBT you work with the therapist to identify and challenge any negative thinking patterns and behaviour which may be causing you difficulties. This will lead to a change in the way you feel about situations, and enable you to change your behaviour in future.
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