Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, or CBT, is a relatively quick form of treatment, often requiring only 10 to 15 weekly one hour sessions. The exact number of sessions depends on the person and the problem, as CBT requires active participation by the individual.

Many people are unsure what CBT does. It is a behaviour therapy, meaning that it aims to correct negative or unwanted patterns of behaviour or thought. Here is a list of the top uses for CBT:

  • stress
  • schizophrenia
  • anorexia
  • bulimia
  • chronic fatigue syndrome
  • anger management
  • insomnia
  • OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder)
  • depression
  • phobias

Many therapists like to combine CBT with other therapies, such as hypnotherapy, which often helps to speed up the process.