CBT is a talking therapy that is proven to help with a wide set of issues.
CBT aims to identify unhelpful and dysfunctional thinking patterns, behaviours and emotional responses, and change them to overcome difficulties. Patients are helped to develop skills to identify distortions in thinking, change and modify their beliefs, and change their behaviours and the way they relate to others. The therapist helps the client test out negative beliefs with the aim of disproving them and therefore decreasing their influence.
An important advantage of CBT is that it tends to be short, taking five to ten months for most emotional problems. CBT introduces patients to a set of principles that they can apply whenever they need to, and that will last them a lifetime.