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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.

North VistaTherapy
Northern Therapy Counselling and Psychotherapy 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
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
Dr Nina HumphreysCounselling in Penarth
Counselling in Penarth in the Vale of Glamorgan, with Dr Nina Humphreys. A Counsellor working with CBT Cognitive behavioural therapy, located within easy reach of Cardiff.
Website: www.NinaHumphreyscounselling.com
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 and Holywood, North Down. An experienced CBT 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
The Relationship Clinic
The Relationship Clinic provide counselling and psychotherapy in Shoreditch and Liverpool Street in the City of London. Counsellor working with individuals, couples, families and adolescents.
Website: www.approachcounselling.com
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
Steve Barker
Counselling & Psychotherapy in Bournemouth, Poole & Christchurch with experienced Integrative Counsellor and Therapist Steve Barker. Drawing on a range of highly-effective, clinically-proven approaches to help get your life back on track fast.
Website: www.stevebarkercounselling.com
A Sense of BalanceCounselling & Psychotherapy in Bournemouth
A Sense of Balance Counselling & Psychotherapy in Bournemouth, Poole and Wimborne. Counsellor Sarah Grundy, with over 20 years' experience working with adults of all ages and specialist training in couples and relationship issues.
Website: www.asenseofbalance.net
Forwards Counselling
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
Pritesh Joshi
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.uk
Tinsley 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.uk
Catherine Richardson
Catherine Richardson Psychotherapy & Counselling in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire. A psychotherapist and counsellor working with both individuals and couples, located within easy reach of Amersham, Tring and Chesham.
Website: www.rogantherapy.co.uk
Century 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.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
Personal Peace Therapy
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
Dr 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.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
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
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, 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
20 years of psychotherapy and counselling in Tunbridge Wells for anxiety, bereavement, depression and addiction. Experienced counsellor & therapists also in Harley Street and Liverpool Street, city of London
Website: www.harleystreetcounsellingandtraining.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
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
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
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
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
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 Psychologist
A qualified Chartered Psychologist based in South Molton Street, Mayfair, Central London and Roehampton. CBT, Integrative Psychotherapy and counselling in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment.
Website: www.laurelplayfordpsychology.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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Ian and Sue Wallace Counselling
Counsellors based in Wakefield and Dewsbury offering Counselling and Relate Counselling
Website: www.counsellingwakefield.co.uk