What is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

What Is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a type of talking therapy that focuses on how your thoughts, beliefs and attitudes affect your feelings and behaviour. CBT is a commonly used treatment for a range of mental health conditions, using different coping strategies and other techniques it can also help with the symptoms of physical health problems.

To put it simply, CBT is based on the concept that your thoughts determine your feelings and behaviour. For e.g. if you interpret a situation negatively, it can lead to negative emotions or feelings which in return causes you to behave in a certain way.

How Does CBT Work?

The goal of CBT is to help identify your unhelpful thought patterns which affect your behaviour. With the help of your Therapist you will be able to identify your unhelpful thinking, assisting you to find new thoughts and beliefs in order to achieve more positive outcomes. Unlike other talking therapies, CBT is focused on the present rather than the past. It helps you deal with present challenges and current life situations that are causing you distress to allow you to solve your problems more effectively.

What Is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) - How Does CBT Work


What Is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Used For?

CBT is used to treat a range of mental health conditions including –

  • Anxiety & Panic Attacks
  • Eating Disorders
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Stress

CBT may also be recommended to help cope with the symptoms of physical health problems such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & Fibromyalgia. For further information on this please refer to the NHS 


CBT In Coaching

We integrate CBT therapies in our coaching to achieve long-lasting changes in our clients. While CBT is known as a therapy, it has powerful techniques and philosophical stances that are useful in other areas of coaching. Cognitive Behavioural strategies and philosophies are very effective and are now used extensively in coaching.

We at Vanquish Therapies use CBT in life skills and development coaching among many other types of coaching.

  • CBT has been shown to help individuals achieve their goals and highest potential.
  • CBT challenges the clients incapacitating beliefs, enhances problem-solving abilities, self-worth, and motivation.
  • CBT aims to develop new behaviours, thoughts, and goals to the point where the individual internalises them as new useful habits.

Our CBT Coaching applies the philosophies and techniques of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy to everyday personal and professional issues, thus enabling clients to reach their goals.