Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is a combination of two forms of therapy: cognitive therapy and behavioural therapy. Cognitive behavioural therapy focuses both on the behaviour and the negative thoughts that maintain the problems.
CBT is an effective treatment for a wide range of problems, including anxiety, depression, addiction and eating disorders. Scientific research has shown that both cognitive therapy and behavioural therapy often have similar beneficial effects on clients’ problems. Also, it has become increasingly clear that the methods used in both approaches -homework, exercises and a cooperative alliance between therapist and client- complement each other.