CBT is a form of treatment that many of you may be familiar with. It is a psychological approach based on scientific principles, which research has shown to be effective for a wide range of problems. Patients and therapists work together, once a therapeutic alliance has been formed, to identify and understand problems. It is based on the idea that thoughts, feelings and behaviour are related and that changing one response, such as behaviour, usually results in change in another response, such as mood. The approach usually focuses on difficulties in the “here and now”, and relies on the therapist and patient developing a shared view of the problem.