CBT tries to give you a method of breaking down overwhelming problems. It can help you to break negative thought patterns and vicious cycles of negative thoughts.
CBT can give you tools to deal with current problems and unlike some other forms of therapy and mental health counselling, it focuses on the present rather than the past.
What can CBT help with?
Cognitive behaviour therapy has a wide variety of different uses. Though different people respond differently to the treatment, its common applications as a treatment include:
- Suffering with sleep issues
- Problems regarding alcohol abuse and misuse
- Psychosis and schizophrenia
- Eating disorders
- Depression and anxiety
- Bipolar disorder
- Panic attacks and panic disorders
A lot of people associate cognitive behavioural therapy with anxiety. It is useful for those suffering from anxiety disorders but this is far from it’s only use.