Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is sometimes referred to as CBT. This is an evidence-based treatment recommended by the government produced NICE guidelines. The essence of cognitive therapy is based on the idea that thoughts, feelings and behaviors are interconnected. It examines underlying thoughts behind emotional problems and helps to possibly generate alternative and more balanced thoughts. Cognitive Therapy aims to identify less helpful and dysfunctional thinking patterns, behaviour and emotional responses and change them to overcome these difficulties.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is suited to a wide range of issues, including anxiety, stress, depression, work/career issues, anger, eating disorders, addictions, obsessive-compulsive disorders, sexual problems and phobias.
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression by Jon Kabat-Zinn, Zindel V. Segal, J. Mark G. Williams and John D. Teasdale.
Mind Over Mood: Change How You Feel By Changing the Way You Think By Christine Padesky and Dennis Greenberger.