The therapy is based on the concept that our thoughts, feelings, physical sensations and actions are interconnected, and that negative thoughts and feelings can trap us in a vicious cycle.
CBT aims to help one deal with overwhelming problems in a more positive way by breaking them down into smaller parts. A person is shown how to change these negative patterns to improve the way one feels. Unlike some other talking treatments, CBT deals with your current problems, rather than overly focusing on issues from your past. It looks for practical ways to improve your state of mind on a daily basis.