What is Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy (CBT)?
A cognitive therapy combined with behavioural elements. The patient analyse their specific ways of thinking around a problem with a trained therapist. The job of the therapist is to look at the resulting behaviour and consequences of that thinking. The therapist encourages the patient to change the way they are thinking to avoid adverse behaviour or its consequences. CBT can be used to treat phobias, anxiety, and depression.View glossary