How CBT and REBT can help

CBT Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and REBT Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy are both types of talking therapy.

Talking therapies have been proven to be effect in helping those people that suffer from mental ill health. For example depression, anxiety, stress, phobias, relationships problems etc.

CBT breaks down your overwhelming problems into smaller parts, of which there are five main parts,

  • situations,
  • thoughts,
  • emotions,
  • physical feelings, and
  • actions.

These five areas are interconnected and can affect each other. An example is if you are thinking of a situation this can affect the way that you feel, emotionally and also physically, and will determine on how you will react.

REBT is a type of cognitive therapy and was developed by psychologist Albert Ellis. REBT is focused on helping clients change irrational beliefs.

What is an irrational belief.

A rational belief is a belief that is flexible and an irrational belief is rigid, for example;

An irrational belief, “My colleague must like me”

A rational belief is, “I want my colleague to like me, but she doesn’t have to do so”


Scientific research has shown CBT and REBT to be effective for treating problems such as:

• Anxiety • Phobias • Panic Attacks • Depression • Post Natal Depression • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) • Eating Disorders • Sexual and relationship Problems

• Anger • Addictions • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder • Sleep disorders • Body Image difficulties • Lack of confidence • Low self esteem • Impostor syndrome