Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is a short-term, goal-oriented psychotherapy treatment that takes a hands-on, practical approach to problem-solving. Its goal is to change patterns of thinking or behaviour that are behind people's difficulties, and so change the way they feel.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is one of the most extensively researched forms of psychotherapy. CBT shows to be highly effective, supported by several studies. Since 1970 there has been a trend to apply CBT to an increasingly wide spectrum of mental disorders, most commonly depression and anxiety.
CBT can be a very helpful tool in treating several mental health disorders, but not everyone who benefits from CBT has a mental health condition. It can be an effective tool to help anyone learn how to better manage stressful life situations.