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.
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.
Pritesh Joshi CBT Therapy, in King's Cross & Harrow. A Cognitive Behavioural Therapist with over 15 years' experience working with common mental health difficulties, located near Euston in central London and Harrow in north west London.
Website: www.priteshjoshi.co.ukTinsley House Therapies
Tinsley House Therapies: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for adults and young people in Derby, Nottingham & across the East Midlands. A CBT Therapist experienced in helping clients with a range of difficulties, also offering home visits and supervision.
Website: www.tinsleyhousetherapies.co.ukCatherine Richardson
Catherine Richardson Psychotherapy & Counselling in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire. A psychotherapist and counsellor working with both individuals and couples, located within easy reach of Hemel Hempstead, Chesham and Amersham.
Website: www.rogantherapy.co.ukCentury Counselling
Gillian Century is an experienced counsellor in Southgate near Enfield, north London. She provides counselling combined with EMDR therapy and CBT to help you explore whatever is troubling you at your own pace.
Website: www.centurycounselling.comMichelle Chand-Aubry MBACP Registered Member
Counsellor and therapist Michelle Chand-Aubry in Uxbridge & Hayes, west London. Integrative Counselling, CBT Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Psychodynamic Counselling for help with a range of issues.
Website: www.michellechandaubry.comPersonal Peace Therapy
Personal Peace Therapies: Cognitive Behaviour Hypnotherapy, Counselling & Complementary Healing for Wandsworth, Clapham and surrounding areas of central London, with Hypnotherapist Sheena King & Counsellor Seamus Moynagh.
Website: www.personalpeacetherapy.comDr Joanna Omylinska-Thurston
Joanna Omylinska-Thurston is a Polish counselling psychologist in Manchester City Centre and online who also offers psychology supervision. She uses a range of approaches depending on what her clients need.
Website: www.joannaomylinska-thurston.comR & K Psychology Services Ltd.
Counselling, Psychotherapy & Psychology Services in South Woodford in East London and Sevenoaks in Kent. Highly experienced HCPC registered psychologists offering a broad range of treatments and therapies covering many emotional and psychological conditions.
Website: www.rkpsychologyservices.comCounsellor 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.comLouise Davis Therapy
Louise Davis is a cbt therapist in Dorking near Guildford in Surrey. She provides counselling and cognitive behavourial therapy to help you gain a different perspective on issues and thus understand them and move forward.
Website: www.louisedavistherapy.comFarishta 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.ukCounselling 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.comTalk 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.netTheresa 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.ukMary Mooney Counselling
Mary Mooney Counselling & Psychotherapy in Stockbridge & Andover in Hampshire, and Marlborough in Wiltshire. Therapy for individuals and couples.
Website: www.marymooneycounselling.comRebecca 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.comMind 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.ukLeslie 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.comEmpower 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.ukCounselling, 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.orgInspirational 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.comPsychotherapybased in Sunbury on Thames, Surrey with Nina Mohammed
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.ukCounselling 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.ukCathy 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.comCounselling 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.ukPsychotherapy 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.ukLife 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.ukCognitive 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.orgPauline Hall Confidence Coach
Empower, Energise, Elevate: Confidence & Life Coaching and CBT Therapy for Sutton, Croydon, Epsom, Kingston and Surrey, with qualified professional Coach Pauline Hall.
Website: www.pauline-hall.comScott 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.ukDr Katrina Lake
Clinical Psychology, CBT, EMDR & Clinical Hypnosis for Brighton, Hove and Sussex, with Consultant Clinical Psychologist Dr Katrina Lake.
Website: www.lakepsychology.co.ukHarley 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.comClaire Ashburner
Counselling and CBT Therapy for Berkhamsted, Hemel Hempstead and Tring, with BACP Counsellor and Cognitive Behavioural Therapist Claire Ashburner.
Website: www.claireashburnercounselling.comStephanie White
Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and affordable low cost Counselling in Bristol, with Psychotherapist Stephanie White.
Website: www.bristolandbathpsychotherapy.comDr Catherine Bamford
CBT & Psychotherapy in Leamington Spa and Rugby, with Clinical Psychologist and Neuropsychologist Dr Catherine Bamford. CBT for Warwickshire.
Website: www.BamfordPsychologyService.co.ukFind 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.comSusie Renshaw
Counsellor Susie Renshaw, in central Cambridge. Counselling and student counselling to help explore any difficulties you might be experiencing.
Website: www.susierenshaw.co.ukKaren 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.ukMandi 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.ukPaula 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.ukZee 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.ukKent 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.ukTherapist 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.ukTricia 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.ukSarah 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.comAlison 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.comGillian Moody CounsellingPsychosynthesis Counselling in Woking, Surrey
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.ukCBT Therapist in Cobham & Leatherhead - therapy for Surrey
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy ( CBT ) in Cobham and Leatherhead. A Therapist working within easy reach of Epsom and Esher in Surrey.
Website: www.surreycbttherapist.co.ukPier 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.comCBT 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.ukChris 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.ukThe 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.comDr 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.ukBobbie 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.ukCounselling 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.uksouth 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.ukRAQUEL 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.ukKent Counselling and
Counsellors based in Maidstone in Kent, offering Counselling, Psychotherapy and CBT for men, couples, individuals, families and children.
Website: www.kcps.co.ukCounselling in London Bridge
Martin Kelly - Counselling in London Bridge, 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.ukSandra 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.ukIan and Sue Wallace Counselling
Counsellors based in Wakefield and Dewsbury offering Counselling and Relate Counselling
Website: www.counsellingwakefield.co.ukPsychotherapy at The Physical Health Clinic
Psychotherapy at Templeton House, 33-34 Chiswell Street, Central London: A Psychology Practice in London EC1 offering Psychotherapy, Counselling, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) for Stress, Anxiety, Phobias and Anger Management