What is CBT?
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a scientifically proven therapy that teaches people about the inter-relationship between their thoughts, feelings and behaviour. For instance, how a person thinks will affect how
they feel and in turn, how they act. The goal is to help people gain control of their thoughts and feelings rather than their thoughts and feelings controlling them. Cognitive restructuring teaches skills to identify, challenge and modify unhelpful thoughts and emotions and replace them with more adaptive ones. Behavioural interventions help people to shift away from problematic behaviours (eg. avoiding social situations, compulsive hand-washing) by teaching skills (eg. emotional regulation strategies, social skills training, exposure and response prevention) that promote