Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)


Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a talking therapy. It has been proven to help treat a wide range of emotional and physical health conditions in children/ young people and adults. CBT looks at the way people think about a situation and how this affects the way they act.

The therapist and client work together in changing the client’s behaviour and/ or thinking patterns.

CBT can help make sense of overwhelming problems by breaking them down into smaller parts. In CBT, problems are broken down into five main areas:

  • Situations
  • Thoughts
  • Emotions
  • Physical feelings
  • Actions


CBT is based on the concept of these five areas being interconnected and affecting each other. For example, how your thoughts about a certain situation can often affect how you feel both physically and emotionally, as well as how you act in response.


BARCA- Leeds delivers this service for Bramley Cluster.