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CBT - Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

CBT or Cognitive Behavioural Therapy as a therapeutic method is closely associated with depression as it has been shown to reduce symptoms of depression even in situations where drug treatment has failed. It can also help with anxiety disorders such as panic attacks, as well as phobia, bulimia, OCD and post traumatic stress disorder. Unlike many therapeutic techniques, it does not look backward at the causes of distress, but on the 'here and now' looking to improve the way you think ('cognitive') and act ('behaviour'). It is recommended by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) for depression, advising that CBT may be offered to those experiencing mild depression on a self-help computer basis or via one to one sessions with a therapist over six to eight sessions. See the NICE webpage on CBT for full details. They caution that more severe depression may require up to twenty sessions. The website of the British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies also has a helpful What is CBT? page.

The counsellors and therapists listed on this page and here have experience of using cognitive behavioural therapy as part of their therapeutic process, however please check the individual websites listed below to check the specific areas of expertise for each therapist, whether that is depression, anxiety disorders or other conditions which respond to CBT.

Other directory pages on this website also list broadly experienced and qualified counsellors and therapists who can help with depression and anxiety disorders - the therapists listed here have specifically highlighted cognitive behavioural therapy as an area of focus. You may find someone more local on the psychotherapy or general counselling pages. The specialist professional body membership to look for when considering a therapist offering CBT is the British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP), however the more general British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) is a highly respected and widely recognised professional association, with whom most counsellors register. Both BACP Registered counsellors and therapists and BABCP Registered therapists are bound by a Code of Ethics and Practice demanded by these professional bodies.

For a general overview of CBT, Wikipedia is a good resource, where you'll find a good explanation on their cognitive behavioural therapy page.

Empower You Studio
Empower You Studio: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Psychotherapy & Compassion Focused Therapy in Reading, Wokingham, Basingstoke and surrounding areas, with experienced accredited Psychotherapist Marta Zastepowska.
Website: www.empoweryoutherapy.co.uk
Counselling for Insight
Counselling, CBT and relationship counselling in Liverpool Street, Dulwich and London Bridge. An accredited counsellor and therapist working with individuals and couples in the City of London
Website: www.counsellingforinsight.co.uk
Counselling for Southbourne & Christchurch. Psychotherapy & CBT near Bournemouth
Kate Wilkie Counselling & Therapy in Southbourne, Christchurch & Bournemouth. Counselling, Psychotherapy and CBT Therapy in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment, for both individuals and couples.
Website: www.katewilkietherapy.co.uk
Counselling, Psychotherapy and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
Therapy in London: counsellor and psychotherapist services for Barnet, Finchley, Hendon, West Hampstead, Mill Hill and North and North West London. CBT / Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Psychotherapy and Counselling for stress and confidence issues.
Website: www.therapyinlondon.org
Inspirational Change Therapies
Inspirational Change Therapies: Counsellor & Therapist services in Maidstone, Kent. A private practice offering counselling for range of common emotional difficulties, located within easy reach of Aylesford, Rochester & Tonbridge.
Website: www.inspirationalchangetherapies.com
Georgina Green
Psychotherapy, Counselling & CBT near Heathfield in East Sussex, with psychotherapist Georgina Green. Work with individuals, couples and also children within easy reach of Uckfield, Lewes and surrounding areas.
Website: www.eastsussextherapycbt.co.uk
Psychotherapy
Psychotherapy and Hypnotherapy in Sunbury on Thames, with Psychotherapist & Hypnotherapist Nina Mohammed. Within easy reach of Shepperton, Walton on Thames, Weybridge & Kingston.
Website: www.ninamohammedtherapy.co.uk
Kathy Wolstenholme
Kathy Wolstenholme is a counsellor in Bournemouth near Poole and Christchurch in Dorset. She provides counselling and cbt therapy to help you to work through your troubles.
Website: www.wolstenholmetherapy.com
Chartered Psychologist
Chartered Psychologist Dr Cecilia Wolfenstein DPsych CPsychol, working at locations in Farringdon in Central London & Borough in London SE1. Psychology for both individuals and couples.
Website: www.ceciliawolfenstein.com
Counselling and Psychotherapy – Wimbledon
Dr. Maura Abdelall is a counsellor in Wimbledon. She provides counselling and cbt near Colliers Wood in South West London that can really make a difference to how you feel and behave towards yourself and others.
Website: www.macounsellingpsychology.co.uk
David Ranson Carvalho
CBT Therapy, Couples Counselling, EMDR & Psychotherapy in South West & Central Bristol, with Accredited Psychotherapist & Counsellor David Ranson Carvalho. With practice locations in Southville & Clifton.
Website: www.cbttherapy.org
Rebecca Champ
ADHD Coaching, support & CBT treatment for Cambridge, Newmarket & Cambridgeshire, and online via Skype, with Integrative Contemporary Psychotherapist & Coach Rebecca Champ. Helping individuals with ADHD discover how to design lives they love to live.
Website: www.rebeccachamp.co.uk
CBT Therapist in Bedford. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Cambridgeshire
CBT Therapy in Bedford, Cambridgeshire with Cognitive Behavioural Therapist Sue Bedford. Therapy to help with a wide range of issues.
Website: www.bedfordcbt.com
Hal Satterthwaite, BABCP, BA, MSc
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in Old Bailey, Central London. Easily accessible from St Pauls, Blackfriars, Temple Bar and the City of London. Hal Satterthwaite is a qualified and accredited CBT Therapist with extensive experience delivering care to adult clients from all ages and backgrounds and for a wide range of conditions.
Website: www.cbttherapiesclinic.co.uk
Dr Isabel Henton CPsychol AFBPsS AFHEA RAPPS
Counselling & Psychotherapy in the City of London & North London, with Counselling Psychologist Dr Isabel Henton. Based near Blackfriars in London EC4Y, and in Highgate N6.
Website: www.isabelhenton.co.uk
Psychotherapy in Hove East Sussex. Mindfulness & Cognitive Analytic Therapy for Brighton
KindfulWay: Psychotherapy, Cognitive Analytic Therapy & Mindful Self-Compassion in Hove & Brighton, East Sussex. Combining Mindfulness and self-compassion to enhance our emotional wellbeing.
Website: www.kindfulway.co.uk
CBT Therapy and EMDR in Basingstoke
Mind Space Therapy: CBT Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, EMDR & Supervision in Basingstoke, Hampshire. Within easy reach of Farnborough, Hook, Fleet & surrounding areas.
Website: www.mindspacetherapy-studio.com
Life Matters Therapy
Life Matters Talking Therapy offers counselling and hypnotherapy in central Manchester. Counsellor to support you in finding the confidence to live a happier life and address a variety of issues or difficulties.
Website: www.lifematterstherapy.co.uk
Aberdeen Psychotherapy Services
Psychotherapist, based in Aberdeen, offering Psychotherapy, Counselling and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy / CBT for Depression, Stress, Anxiety, Anger and Relationships
Website: www.aberdeenpsychotherapyservices.com
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy & Trauma Therapy (EMDR)
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy & Psychosocial Support for St. Neots, Bedford, Milton Keynes & Bedfordshire. Therapy and help for trauma, anxiety and other conditions.
Website: www.cbtandtherapy.org
Scott Robinson Therapy
Scott Robinson - A qualified CBT ( cognitive behavioural therapy ) and EMDR Therapist, based in central Glasgow, committed to providing therapy in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment.
Website: www.scottrobinsontherapy.co.uk
Dr Katrina Lake
Clinical Psychology, CBT, EMDR & Clinical Hypnosis for Brighton, Hove and Sussex, with Consultant Clinical Psychologist Dr Katrina Lake.
Website: www.lakepsychology.co.uk
Harley Street Counselling & Training
Counselling and Psychotherapy in Harley Street central London, Liverpool Street in the City and in Tunbridge Wells and Rochester. CBT, Logotherapy and therapeutic Counsellor services in a warm, confidential and non-judgmental environment in the City of London and Kent.
Website: www.harleystreetcounsellingandtraining.com
Claire Ashburner
Counselling and CBT Therapy for Berkhamsted, Hemel Hempstead and Tring, with BACP Counsellor and Cognitive Behavioural Therapist Claire Ashburner.
Website: www.claireashburnercounselling.com
Personal Construct Therapy near Kings Cross. North London CBT and Counselling for worry
Personal Construct Therapy, CBT and Counselling for worry and anxiety in Kings Cross and in Haringey, North London, with Counselling Psychologist D. Bury. Counselling for anxiety, insomnia and uncertainty related issues.
Website: www.dennisburypsychologist.co.uk
Dr Catherine Bamford
CBT & Psychotherapy in Leamington Spa and Rugby, with Clinical Psychologist and Neuropsychologist Dr Catherine Bamford. CBT for Warwickshire.
Website: www.BamfordPsychologyService.co.uk
Find Your Voice Counselling Service
Sandra Moulou is a counsellor & CBT practitioner in Canterbury. Counselling and therapy in Kent for times when difficulties, decisions or pain can feel overwhelming. Sandra also offers Supervision.
Website: www.sandramoulou.com
Susie Renshaw
Counsellor Susie Renshaw, in central Cambridge. Counselling and student counselling to help explore any difficulties you might be experiencing.
Website: www.susierenshaw.co.uk
Mandi Simons
Counselling, CBT and couples counselling in Hampstead and Highgate, North West London with experienced Counsellor and Psychotherapist Mandi Simons. Covering East Finchley, Muswell Hill, workplace counselling is also offered.
Website: www.mandisimonscounselling.co.uk
Lorraine Wilson BSc.(Hons). Dip CBT. Cert Sup. Reg. MBACP
Counselling, Psychotherapy and compassion based Mindfulness in Central London and West Norfolk. The practice is based near King's Lynn and Peterborough in Norfolk, and near Kings Cross in central London. Counselling supervision is also offered.
Website: www.counsellingcourtyard.co.uk
Paula Dishman - Psychotherapist, Counsellor and Supervisor in Central London (SW1) and Orsett, Essex
Experienced Psychotherapy & Counselling in Orsett near Thurrock & Brentwood, Essex and in London SW1, with Psychotherapist, Counsellor, Supervisor & Trainer Paula Dishman.
Website: www.pauladishmantherapy.co.uk
Zee Finch Counselling
Counselling and Psychotherapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (also known as CBT ) in Hove, with Counsellor Zee Finch. Easily accessible from Brighton and East Sussex
Website: www.zeefinchcounselling.co.uk
Kent Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (KACP)
The Kent Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy in Maidstone, Kent. CBT Counsellor services for Tunbridge Wells, Chatham and the Medway Towns.
Website: www.kacp.co.uk
Therapist for Crouch End, Muswell Hill, Highgate
Dr Tara Calin - Chartered Clinical Psychologist and therapist based in Crouch End, near Muswell Hill and Highgate in North London. Therapy to show us a richer way of living.
Website: www.drtaracalinpsychologist.co.uk
Therapeutic WordsCounselling for Croydon
Therapeutic Words - Counselling, Psychotherapy and CBT in Croydon with a fully qualified psychotherapeutic counsellor. For South Croydon, Purley, Carshalton and surrounding areas.
Website: www.debbyluffmancounselling.co.uk
The Complete Life ®
Yasmin Headley is an experienced counsellor offering Counselling and Psychotherapy in Ealing, west London. Counselling and CBT to help with a range of difficulties for Acton, Chiswick and surrounding areas.
Website: www.TheCompleteLife.com
Sarah Williams
Counselling and Psychotherapy in Muswell Hill, North London N10 and East Finchley. Down-to earth, professional counselling and CBT for a range of issues with a BACP registered Counsellor.
Website: www.sarahwilliamscounselling.com
Alberto Pavan Life Coaching and Counselling
Alberto Pavan - A qualified CBT counsellor based in Camberwell and close to Kennington, south east London, offering integrative counselling in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment
Website: www.albertopavancounselling.co.uk
Alison Tilley
Alison Tilley - Gestalt psychotherapist and counsellor for Bournemouth & Poole, Dorset. A place to talk confidentially in a safe and sympathetic environment. Psychotherapy & Counselling services for Dorset.
Website: www.alisontilleytherapy.com
Gillian Moody Counselling
Counsellor, based in Woking, near Guildford and Weybridge, offering Counselling, Psychosynthesis Counselling and CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) for Depression, Anxiety and Addiction Problems
Website: www.gillianmoodycounselling.co.uk
Counselling in Plymouth and Tavistock. Counselling, CBT and Psychotherapy for Devon
Counselling and Psychotherapy in Tavistock and Plymouth, Devon. Caring personal relationship counselling and therapy including CBT with a qualified counsellor, for individuals and couples at tranquil consulting rooms in both locations.
Website: www.wecounsel.co.uk
The CBT & Counselling Practice
CBT Practice based in Swansea, South Wales, offering Counselling, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Psychotherapy for Cardiff, Llanelli and surrounding areas.
Website: www.thecbtpractice.co.uk
Nicole Marais
Counselling and Coaching with a Counsellor in St Johns Wood and Little Venice, Central London and Islington, North London. Discover who you are and live each day as you want.
Website: www.nicolemarais.co.uk
Pier Luigi Ceccarelli
Psychologist and counsellor in Kilburn, North West and Central London offering Counselling, Psychotherapy and CBT for depression, anxiety, phobias, stress and other psychological difficulties.
Website: www.pierceccarelli.com
Tara Harrison Counselling & Psychotherapy
Counsellor & psychotherapist Tara Harrison, based in Great Portland Street, Oxford Circus, W1. Offering both long- and short-term Counselling and Psychotherapy in central London.
Website: www.taraharrisoncounselling.co.uk
CBT Counselling for Dorking and Reigate. Psychotherapy and Anger Management in Leatherhead
Counselling, CBT and Psychotherapy for Dorking, Leatherhead, Reigate, Redhill and surrounding parts of Surrey. A Counsellor offering help for anger management, stress, depression and other conditions.
Website: www.garycooktherapy.co.uk
Chris Craddy Counselling
Counsellor, based in Barton under Needwood near Burton on Trent, offering Counselling, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Psychotherapy and Counselling for Stress, Relationships, Anxiety, Bereavement, Abuse, Addiction and Depression
Website: www.chriscraddycounselling.co.uk
The Barbican Therapy Centre
BTC is a complementary Therapy Centre situated in Stokes Lane in the historic Plymouth Barbican, close to the City Centre. Qualified and experienced practitioners in a wide range of therapies, who have been chosen for their expertise, professionalism and good reputation. Counselling, Aromatherapy, Hypnotherapy, Reflexology, Nutrition and other alternative health therapies for Plymouth, Saltash and surrounding parts of Devon.
Website: www.btcplymouth.com
Pentagram Counselling & Psychotherapy
Counsellor, based in Sarratt near Watford, Hemel Hempstead, St Albans, Amersham and Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire. Offering Counselling and Psychotherapy to Individuals, Private Companies and the NHS
Website: www.pentagramcounselling.co.uk
Dr Julie May
BACP Accredited Counsellor Julie May, based in Fareham, Hampshire. Counselling & Therapy for Fareham and surrounding areas including Gosport & Portsmouth.
Website: www.juliemaycounselling.co.uk
Affinity Counselling Services
Counsellor, based in Lincoln, offering Counselling, Child Counselling and Therapy for Adults, Children and Adolescents for Bereavement, Anxiety, Stress, Relationships, Bullying and Emotional Problems
Website: www.affinitycounsellingservice.co.uk
Bobbie Sutton Counsellor & Psychotherapist
Counsellor and Psychotherapist based in Richmond, Surrey. Counselling, Psychotherapy and CBT for stress, bereavement, anxiety, depression and relationship problems.
Website: www.psychotherapyinrichmond.co.uk
Counselling and Psychotherapy by Counsellor in Northwood near Harrow and Hillingdon
Counsellor based in Northwood, near Harrow and Hillingdon, Middlesex offering Psychotherapy and Counselling for Anxiety, Depression, Stress, Trauma, Abuse and Relationships
Website: www.Northwoodcounselling.co.uk
south manchester centre for psychotherapy
Psychotherapy and Counselling based in Stockport and South Manchester for Individuals & Couples. Also Psychotherapy training in Manchester
Website: www.smcpsychotherapy.co.uk
Pauline Drizen Counselling
Counsellor, based in Edgware, North West London, offering Counselling, Therapy and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy ( CBT )
Website: www.paulinedrizencounselling.co.uk
The Turner Centre
Counselling Centre, based in Colchester, Essex, offering Counselling and Psychotherapy for Bereavement, Anxiety, Depression, Addiction, Abuse, Eating Disorders and Sexual problems
Website: www.theturnercentre.com
RAQUEL THOMPSON
Counselling Therapist, based in Guildford, Surrey, offering Counselling, Psychotherapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy to assist people to reach a greater understanding of themselves and their problems
Website: www.raquelthompson.co.uk
Kent Counselling and
Counsellors based in Maidstone in Kent, offering Counselling, Psychotherapy and CBT for men, couples, individuals, families and children.
Website: www.kcps.co.uk
Cambridge Psychological Services
Psychologist, based in Cambridge, offering Psychological Services, Cognitive Therapy, Mediator Services, Counselling and Clinical Supervision to both Individuals and Organisations
Website: www.cambridgepsychologicalservices.co.uk
Sandra Nathan Counselling
Counsellor with clinics in Regents Park, Central London W1, Teddington, Middlesex and Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey: offering Counselling, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Childrens Counselling and Counselling for Bereavement, Anxiety, Stress, Bullying and a wide range of associated problems
Website: www.sandranathancounselling.co.uk
Sally Silvers - Counselling, Coaching & Psychotherapy
A Space For You - Counselling, Relationship Counselling, Psychotherapy and Life Coaching for individuals and couples with a Counsellor based in Aberdeen.
Website: www.counselling-aberdeen.co.uk
At Change: Psychology Services
Counselling, CBT Cognitive Behavioural Therapy & EMDR in Salisbury & Amesbury in Wiltshire and Gillingham, with Chartered Psychologist and stress specialist Dr Caroline Schuster.
Website: www.atchange.co.uk
East London Therapy
Counsellor based in Wanstead and Woodford, East London offering Psychotherapy, Counselling and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Website: www.eastlondontherapy.co.uk
Ian and Sue Wallace Counselling
Counsellors based in Wakefield and Dewsbury offering Counselling and Relate Counselling
Website: www.counsellingwakefield.co.uk
Psychotherapy at Harley Street
Psychology Practice in Harley Street, London offering Psychotherapy, Counselling, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) for Stress, Anxiety, Phobias and Anger Management
Website: www.harleystreetpsychology.co.uk
Counselling Cheltenham
Therapist offering Counselling, Psychotherapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Website: www.counsellingcheltenham.co.uk