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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.

Alison Kennedy TherapyCounselling in Co. Derry & Online
Individual Counselling & Couples Therapy in Londonderry, Northern Ireland and Online. Counsellor Alison Kennedy, based in County Derry and within easy reach of Limavady, Dungiven and Coleraine.
Website: www.alisonkennedytherapy.com
Cornerstone Psychologicial Services
Cornerstone Psychological Services in Chelmsford, Essex. Chartered Counselling Psychologist & Therapist Abi Eldred, with more than 20 years' experience providing therapy to both individuals and couples for a wide range of mental health issues.
Website: www.cstone.org.uk
Kate Fletcher
A safe place to talk through your experiences, worries or wishes. Counsellor and Therapist Kate Fletcher, offering counselling to individuals in the Derby, Burton, Leicester & Nottingham area.
Website: www.katefletchercounselling.co.uk
Affirm CounsellingCounselling & Psychotherapy in Brighton
Affirm Counselling, Psychotherapy & CBT in Brighton and Hove, East Sussex. A professional counsellor and psychotherapist since 2005, working with a wide range of needs and offering a number of different approaches to therapy.
Website: www.counselling-in-brighton.co.uk
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.ceciliawolfensteinharris.com
Lisa J. Stalley, MBACP
Lisa J Stalley is an Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counsellor in Farnborough and Farnham, near Aldershot in Hampshire. Counselling and trauma therapy to give you support that can make a real difference to what is happening for you right now, and your quality of life.
Website: www.lisajstalley.co.uk
My Therapist LondonPsychotherapy in Central London
My Therapist London provide counselling and psychotherapy in Kentish Town, London Bridge, Oxford Circus and Harley Street. Psychotherapist and counsellor to help and guide you through your own healing process.
Website: www.mytherapistlondon.co.uk
Bury St Edmunds Counselling, Suffolk
Counselling, Individuals, Adolescents & Couples Counselling & CBT in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. Emma Taylor, BACP Accredited Integrative Counsellor, CBT Counsellor & Link Adoption Counsellor, working with adolescents from 14 years, adults and couples in the Bury St Edmunds, Thetford & Newmarket area.
Website: www.burystedmundscounselling.co.uk
Umberto Crisanti
CBT Therapy, Counselling & Psychotherapy in central Canterbury, with Integrative Psychotherapist Umberto Crisanti. A Counsellor working in the heart of Canterbury City Centre, a few minutes' walk from the cathedral.
Website: www.umbertocrisanti.com
Juliet Sserunkuma
Juliet Sserunkuma is a counsellor and Cognitive Behavioural Therapist in Chertsey near Weybridge and Woking. Counselling and Couples Therapy to help you with a range of difficulties.
Website: www.tendtoyou.co.uk
The Brightstone Clinic
The Brightstone Clinic offers counselling and therapy room hire and rental in Sandbach near Stoke on Trent and Crewe. They also offer a range of counsellor and therapist services.
Website: www.brightstoneclinic.co.uk
Refresh Therapy
Refresh Therapy provide counselling, EMDR and CBT therapy in Stratford Upon Avon and Warwick. Counsellor near Kenilworth who'll guide you to make changes and look inside yourself for the answers you already hold.
Website: www.refresh-therapy.co.uk
North Vista Therapy
North Vista Therapy ~ Counselling, Psychotherapy & Couples Counselling in Tynemouth & North Shields. Experienced UKCP accredited and BACP registered Counsellor and Psychotherapist Emma Hunt, working within easy reach of Newcastle by car and public transport.
Website: www.northvistatherapy.co.uk
Deborah Shaer
Child & Adolescent Therapy in Islington, north and central London, with Counsellor & Therapist Deborah Shaer. Counselling with children and adolescents ranging in age from 5–21 years.
Website: www.plastikprizm.co.uk
Chilterns CBTRickmansworth, Buckinghamshire & Online
Online Counselling & Teletherapy are now available! Dr Desiree Scarpellini of Chilterns CBT offers counselling and psychotherapy near Amersham, Rickmansworth and Chorleywood. Counsellor providing a space where you can gain expertise at managing your moment to moment experiences of psychological distress.
Website: www.chilternscbt.net
Counselling & Cognitive Behaviour Therapy in Central Glasgow, with Counsellor and CBT Therapist Linda Hardy. Conveniently located for Queen Street, Central Station & Glasgow City Centre.
Website: www.counselling-glasgow.com
Roberta Richmond
Roberta Richmond individual and couple counselling in Belfast. An experienced counsellor helping individuals and couples with a wide range of issues, including relationship problems, sex addiction, bereavement and trauma.
Website: www.robertarichmondtherapy.com
Christine BartonCounselling in Buckhurst Hill, Essex
Christine Barton Counselling & Hypnotherapy in Buckhurst Hill, Essex. A Counsellor providing face-to-face sessions in the Buckhurst Hill, Woodford & Loughton area, or online via Skype, telephone or e-mail.
Website: www.christinebartoncounselling.com
Counselling in Leighton Buzzard & Milton Keynes. Counsellor & Psychotherapy for Dunstable
Omikrons Counselling & Psychotherapy in Milton Keynes, Leighton Buzzard & Soulbury. Psychotherapist, Counsellor and CBT therapist Janet Joosten, working with individuals in the Leighton Buzzard, Milton Keynes & Dunstable area on both short-term and open-ended basis.
Website: www.omikrons.co.uk
Dr. David J GraceyChartered Clinical Psychologist in Balham, South West London
David Gracey is a clinical psychologist in Balham, close to Clapham and Wandsworth in south west London. He offers counselling and mindfulness to help you find the ingredients for change and then co-constructing a plan to help get you there.
Website: www.davidjgracey.co.uk
Forwards Counselling
Online counselling via Zoom is now available! Sarah Edwards is a counsellor in Tiverton and Witheridge near Exeter & South Molton in Devon. She provides counselling for a range of troubles including family therapy, anxiety, relationship issues, loneliness and depression.
Website: www.forwardscounselling.com
City Sanctuary Therapy
City Sanctuary Therapy offer psychodynamic counselling, CBT and hypno coaching in London Bridge near Southwark and Mayfair, Central London. Psychotherapist who can help you make a difference in your life and to those around you.
Website: www.citysanctuarytherapy.com
Michelle Chand-Aubry MBACP Registered Member
Counsellor and therapist Michelle Chand-Aubry in Uxbridge, Iver & Ealing, west London. Integrative Counselling, CBT Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Psychodynamic Counselling for help with a range of issues.
Website: www.michellechandaubry.com
Spiritual Archaeology
Personal Peace Therapies: Reiki Healing, Counselling & Cognitive Behaviour Hypnotherapy in Wandsworth, near Putney, Wimbledon and central London. Consultations available with Reiki Master Sheena King.
Website: www.personalpeacetherapy.com
Counsellor in Derby. Psychotherapist & Counselling for central Derby
Ian Wilcox Counselling & Psychotherapy in central Derby. An integrative counsellor and psychotherapist providing a calm and professional space to explore the various issues in your life.
Website: www.ianwilcoxcounselling.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
Psychotherapy, CBT Therapy
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
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
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
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 John Ashworth
Counselling & Psychotherapy for Bristol & South Gloucestershire with UKCP Registered Psychotherapist & Psychologist Dr John Ashworth.
Website: www.drjohnashworth.co.uk
Counselling in Lewes East Sussex. Psychotherapy & Counsellor near Hove
Jacky Adams Counselling & Psychotherapy in Lewes, East Sussex. A counsellor & psychotherapist working with both adults and young people, located within easy reach of Hove & Brighton.
Website: www.jackyadamscounselling.co.uk
Counsellor in Market Harborough near Leicester. Counselling and Psychotherapy near Northampton
Mind Talk provide counselling and psychotherapy in Market Harborough, near Leicester and Northampton. Counsellor to helping you find a way through whatever it is you are struggling with.
Website: www.mindtalk.org.uk
Annabel Foley
Annabel Foley offers Counselling in Rickmansworth & Wild Therapy in Hertfordshire. Integrative Therapy sessions, indoors or outdoors, to help you make sense of your thoughts and feelings.Online counselling is also available by arrangement.
Website: www.calm-space.co.uk
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
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
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
Ann Booker @ BroadView
Counsellor, based in Chesham, Buckinghamshiren. Offering Counselling, Psychotherapy, Couple Counselling and Counselling Supervision within easy reach of Amersham and Berkhamsted.
Website: www.broadviewcounselling.com
Harley Street Counselling & Training
20 years of counselling & CBT in Tunbridge Wells, online and in Harley Street, central London. An experienced counsellor offering both long and short term support for anxiety, depression, stress management, addiction, postnatal issues, behavioural problems and couples counselling.
Website: www.harleystreetcounsellingandtraining.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
Stephanie White
Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and affordable low cost Counselling in Bristol, with Psychotherapist Stephanie White.
Website: www.bristolandbathpsychotherapy.com
Emma South Registered MBACP
Emma South is a counsellor and cognitive behavioural therapist in Lincoln. Counselling & Hypnotherapy 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, Rugby and Online, 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
Karen Cleland Counselling
Karen Cleland Counselling: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for a range of issues in Hamilton, South Lanarkshire, with a qualified CBT therapist.
Website: www.kccounselling.co.uk
Gulya DiyarovaEmotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for couples and individuals
Gulya Diyarova is a counsellor in Cavendish Square, Central London. Emotionally Focused Counselling and relationship therapy to help you explore the ways to become stronger and more resourceful in your life.
Website: www.emotionallyfocusedtherapylondon.co.uk
Therapy 4 London
Therapy 4 London: Psychotherapy, Relationship Counselling & EMDR in London Bridge SE1 and South Woodford E18. Work with both individuals and couples.
Website: www.therapy4london.co.uk
Mandi Simons
Counselling, CBT and couples counselling online and 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
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
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
Priya Ponnappa
A qualified and experienced Psychodynamic Psychotherapist and Counsellor in Richmond and Westminster. Offering psychotherapy,counselling and CBT within Central London, the City of London and South West London.
Website: www.priyaponnappapsychotherapy.com
The Complete Life ®
Online therapy is now available! 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
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
An experienced Chartered Clinical Psychologist and Psychotherapist offering CBT, Counselling, Psychotherapy and counselling Psychology from practices in Addlestone and Weybridge in Surrey. With special interest in depression and anxiety disorders and Executive Support.
Website: www.edgleypsychology.co.uk
Therapy For Change
Psychotherapy and Counselling in Plymouth - a Psychotherapist with particular focus on CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) and EMDR, based within easy reach of West Devon and East Cornwall.
Website: www.therapyforchange.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 Service in Woking
Confidential Counselling, Psychotherapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in Woking. A counsellor providing counselling, psychotherapy and CBT in a safe, non-judgemental environment. For Woking, Guildford and surrounding areas in Surrey.
Website: www.wokingcounsellingservice.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
Ocean Counselling
Counselling Service, based in Gloucestershire and South Warwickshire, offering CBT Counselling for Anxiety, Depression, Relationship problems, Stress and Alcohol Addiction
Website: www.oceancounselling.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
Barbican Therapies
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
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
Bobbie Sutton
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
Kent Counselling and Psychotherapy Service
Counsellors based in Maidstone in Kent, offering Counselling, Psychotherapy and CBT for men, couples, individuals, families and children.
Website: www.kcps.co.uk
Counselling in High Holborn
Martin Kelly - Counselling in High Holborn, City of London and Westerham, Kent. An experienced Psychosynthesis counsellor and therapist for stress, depression, bereavement, anger management and relationship problems.
Website: www.MartinKellyCounselling.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