What can CBT help with?

Anxiety disorders (including panic attacks and post-traumatic stress disorder)


Bipolar disorder

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Social Anxiety Disorder

Low Self-Esteem

Work Stress

Body Dysmorphic Disorder

Healthy Anxiety



Disturbing Ruminations

Poor Concentration

Distressing Thoughts

There is also a range of evidence that CBT is helpful in treating many other conditions, including:

  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Chronic Pain
  • Physical Symptoms Without a Medical Explanation (MUS)
  • Anger Management
  • Psychosis
  • Personality Disorders

CBT can be used if you are on medication which has been prescribed by your GP. You can also use CBT on its own. This will depend on the difficulty you want help with.

Is there evidence that CBT works?

CBT has a good evidence base for a wide range of mental health problems in adults, older adults, children and young people. This research has been carefully reviewed by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE), who provide independent, evidence-based guidance for the NHS on the most effective ways to treat disease and ill health.

These guidelines can be accessed here.What can CBT help with?