"CBT aims to break the cycles of anxiety and depression through changing the way that you see difficult situations and learning new ways of responding to them. Backed up by science, it's the gold standard of talking therapies."

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, or CBT, is one of the most research-based approaches and is ideal for those looking for a more structured approach. It has proven to be a very effective treatment for depression and a variety of anxiety issues such as excessive worry, panic attacks, social anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

CBT seeks to help you to understand your difficulties through examining the way you think about your difficulties (the cognitive part) and how you respond to your situation (the behavioural part). Your therapist will then teach you the skills to manage your situation and move forward.