CBT is an effective type of psychological therapy used to treat a range of common mental health problems, such as depression and anxiety. This type of therapy works to help you manage different situations or problems by changing your responses to unhelpful thoughts and changing behaviour that isn’t helpful to you.
Your therapist works with you to reach an understanding of the origins of the difficulty. The focus of treatment tends to quickly move to what is maintaining the problem. The aim of CBT is to break this maintenance cycle in the pursuit of your personally chosen goals. In this way CBT is an active change focused type of therapy.
CBT teaches new effective coping strategies to help you deal better with difficulties even after your therapy has finished.