Cognitive behavioural therapy? Watch
Has anyone here had CBT or know what it entails?
basically CBT is a psychological therepy, designed to make the client aware of negative, irrational thoughts, and turns them into more rational, positive thoughts. it says that your problems are often created by your thinking processes. It is not the situation itself that is making you unhappy, but how you think react to it. so it atempts to change the way you think about the situation rather than the situation itself.
its supposed to be very affective (if you want it to be!) but obviously take the GPs advice becasue they are the expert. make sure if you do start it you approach it in a positive, proactive and open minded way! good luck x
Posters above be have explained what it is and the link another user gave is very good
I had mine for depression - but as my depression seemed to come out of nowhere and wasn't triggered by 'thoughts', I didn't find it particularly useful.
If it's for fear of something, though, it does sound like it has potential usefulness there.
If there's a chance of controlling harmful thoughts like what you're experiencing with social situations, CBT is the most likely way to do so I'd imagine.
Give it a go