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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is at its heart a very practical approach to therapy or solving problems going on in the here and now. We do this by identifying and changing unhelpful connections between negative thoughts, behaviours, emotional and physical reactions.  Unlike many other counselling approaches which can be more passive and exploratory, CBT is specifically focused on identifying and altering the patterns of thinking and behaviour that cause problems in the here and now. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is the recommended talking treatment for many difficulties associated with anxiety and low mood.