Clinical trials show CBT is effective for anxiety and depression. CBT can be used alongside, or instead of, medication (prescribed by your GP).
CBT helps get rid of unhelpful or distressing symptoms and increases the positive, valued aspects of your life.
CBT incorporates your physical and social environment, thoughts & images, emotions, physical sensations and behaviours as they are all linked.
CBT mainly deals with problems in the here and now. If past events are still affecting you, CBT helps you process these and move on.
You learn how to prevent or control symptoms in the future. Practising CBT techniques makes new, helpful neural pathways in your brain.