Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a collaborative therapy in which you are the expert in yourself and my role is to help you acquire some skills and experience to alter unhelpful beliefs. The aim of this therapy is to help you to develop a 'toolkit' with which to manage your own mental health.
CBT is a structured, short term psychotherapy focused on solving current problems and modifying unhelpful thinking and behaviour. It is a therapy in which we both take an active role, often requiring you to work between sessions on mutually agreed tasks designed to challenge your thinking and change your behaviour.
CBT is suitable for working with a range of mental health problems. There is an extensive evidence base for its effectiveness in treating disorders ranging from depression to anxiety, PTSD and trauma amongst others.