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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.

Farishta Jalal MBABCP, MBPsS
Counselling, CBT Therapy & EMDR in Kings Norton, South Birmingham, with accredited Counsellor and Cognitive Behaviour Therapist Farishta Jalal. For Kings Norton, Bournville and surrounding areas.
Website: www.transformpsychology.co.uk
Natalie O'Riordan
Natalie O'Riordan is a counsellor in Watford near Borehamwood and Bushey. Counselling and Psychotherapy giving you space to think about what is going on for you, and how you want to proceed.
Website: www.nataliestherapy.com
Counselling in Bishopsgate London EC2. Therapist & Counsellor for Liverpool Street
Roger Mills Counselling just off Bishopsgate in the heart of the City of London EC2. An experienced Counsellor and Therapist treating people with a range of different issues and problems. Conveniently located for Liverpool Street & Shoreditch.
Website: www.millscounsellinglondon.com
Talk Matters
Talk Matters: counselling for adults of all ages in Guildford, Godalming & Horsham, with BACP accredited Counsellor & Psychotherapist Paul Byford. Providing therapy in a safe, supportive and confidential manner.
Website: www.talkmatters.net
Theresa Brownlee-Blake MA
Counselling & Psychotherapy for individuals and couples in Deal, Kent & Islington in North London, with Psychotherapist Theresa Brownlee-Blake, Accredited member of the BACP.
Website: www.brownlee-blaketherapy.co.uk
Mary Mooney Counselling
Mary Mooney Counselling & Psychotherapy in Stockbridge & Andover in Hampshire, and Marlborough in Wiltshire. Therapy for individuals and couples.
Website: www.marymooneycounselling.com
Rebecca Mead
Rebecca Mead Counselling & Psychotherapy Services in Brighton & Hove. A CBT Therapist and Interpersonal Psychotherapist (IPT), accredited member of the BABCP and IPT UK offering therapy within easy reach of Hove Train Station.
Website: www.rebeccameadcounselling.com
Mind Care Counselling
Mind Care Counselling are based in Cardiff within easy reach of Newport and Caerphilly. Counsellor Arfa Begum provides integrative therapy to help you explore your problems to help develop new ways of coping and if possible, solving.
Website: www.mindcarecounselling.co.uk
Leslie Rossouw Therapy
Counselling, Relationship & Couples Therapy & CBT Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in Battersea, South West London, with Chartered Counselling Psychologist Leslie Rossouw. Located in Battersea (St. John's Hill) and within easy walking distance of Clapham Junction.
Website: www.LeslieRossouwTherapy.com
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
Therapy in London: Counselling, Psychotherapy and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy services for Barnet, Finchley, Hendon, West Hampstead, Mill Hill, Golders Green and North and North West London. CBT / Cognitive Behaviour Therapist, Psychotherapist and Counsellor 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
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
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
Cathy Lawn DipHE, MBACP
Cathy Lawn is a Gestalt Counsellor in Fareham near Southampton, Gosport and Portsmouth. Counselling and cognitive behavioural therapy to help you to explore thoughts and feelings and find ways of coping with them.
Website: www.cathylawncounselling.com
Dr Isabel Henton CPsychol
Counselling & Psychotherapy in Temple, EC4Y, with Counselling Psychologist Dr Isabel Henton. Based near Blackfriars, Fleet Street, Farringdon & St Paul's in the City of London / London EC4
Website: www.isabelhenton.co.uk
Psychology For Better Living
Psychology For Better Living: Clinical Psychologist Dr Paul Sigel in Central London W1 and City of London EC2. Providing Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, CBT and individual or couples therapy in central London
Website: www.psychologyforbetterliving.com
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 for Adults, Teenagers and Children
Mind Space Therapy: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Adults, Teens and Children with Anxiety, Depression, Phobias and Anger Issues. CBT and Counselling for Low Self-Esteem, Panic Attacks, PTSD, OCD, Family conflict and Relationship issues. Our clinic is based in Chineham, Basingstoke within easy reach of Bramley, Old Basing, Chinehamt & 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
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. CBT helps with anxiety, depression or stress by giving you new skills to cope better with life's difficulties. EMDR is an established therapy for dealing with trauma and PTSD.
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
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
Stephen R Palmer
CBT Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Canterbury and Whitstable, with Therapist Stephen R Palmer. A modern approach to CBT incorporating a range of approaches.
Website: www.stephenpalmercbt.co.uk
Emma South Registered MBACP
Emma South is a counsellor and cognitive behavioural therapist in Lincoln. Counselling in Lincolnshire to help you to reach forward and be all that you want to be.
Website: www.emmasouthcounselling.com
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
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
Karen Cleland Counselling
Karen Cleland Counselling: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for a range of issues in Glasgow, Hamilton and Lanarkshire, with a qualified CBT therapist.
Website: www.kccounselling.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)
Experienced Psychotherapy & Counselling in Victoria, London SW1, with Psychotherapist, Counsellor, Supervisor & Trainer Paula Dishman.Counselling in Central London within easy reach of Belgravia, Knightsbridge and Westminster.
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. EMDR & CBT Counsellor services for Tunbridge Wells, Chatham and the Medway Towns.
Website: www.kacp.co.uk
Tricia Joyce
Counselling in Botley, West Oxford to help you resolve or understand the issues which are causing emotional or physical distress. An experienced Relationship Therapist and Counsellor for Oxford and surrounding areas.
Website: www.triciajoycecounselling.co.uk
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
Counselling Psychologist
A qualified Chartered Psychologist based in Harley Street, Central London and Roehampton. CBT, Integrative Psychotherapy and counselling in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment.
Website: www.laurelplayfordpsychology.co.uk
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
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
Sidcup and South East Counselling
Counselling and therapy in Sidcup and South East London - a qualified counsellor providing counselling in Sidcup within easy reach of Bexley, Greenwich, Dartford, Plumstead, Eltham and surrounding areas.
Website: www.sidcupandsoutheastcounselling.co.uk
Silvana's Lifeskills
Psychotherapist, based in Wandsworth, South West London, offering Counselling, Psychotherapy and CBT for Stress, Relationships, Anxiety, Bereavement and Depression
Website: www.silvanaslifeskills.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
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
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
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
Sandra Nathan Counselling
Counselling in Harley Street, Marylebone, Central London. Providing stress management and therapy for panic attacks, bereavement, anxiety, stress, bullying and a wide range of associated problems
Website: www.sandranathancounselling.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
Psychotherapy at 46 Harley Street: A 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