Cognitive Behavioural (CBT) Counselling in Edinburgh

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Tom Brown
Psychotherapist, BACP
Verified Verified
Edinburgh EH6  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I use Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) as my main therapeutic technique.
Hey there! I'm Tom, a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist. Life can be tough sometimes, and we all need a little help to get through the challenges it throws our way. Whether you're dealing with a diagnosed mental health condition, like anxiety or depression, or you're struggling with more general mental health issues, like low self esteem, therapy can provide you with the tools you need to overcome your difficulties.
I use Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) as my main therapeutic technique.
Hey there! I'm Tom, a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist. Life can be tough sometimes, and we all need a little help to get through the challenges it throws our way. Whether you're dealing with a diagnosed mental health condition, like anxiety or depression, or you're struggling with more general mental health issues, like low self esteem, therapy can provide you with the tools you need to overcome your difficulties.
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Julie Ramage CBT
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Edinburgh EH10  (Online Only)
CBT therapist specialising in anxiety, panic and stress. I work with clients to learn techniques and strategies to feel and/or cope better - perhaps after a crisis or trauma; dealing with issues from childhood; or when they are feeling overwhelmed by anxiety, panic or stress. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is recommended by the NHS and supported by research. At present I am doing appointments online and by phone.
CBT therapist specialising in anxiety, panic and stress. I work with clients to learn techniques and strategies to feel and/or cope better - perhaps after a crisis or trauma; dealing with issues from childhood; or when they are feeling overwhelmed by anxiety, panic or stress. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is recommended by the NHS and supported by research. At present I am doing appointments online and by phone.
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Melissa Favre-Lorraine
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Edinburgh EH11  (Online Only)
As a versatile therapist, I enjoy using a range of methods including person-centred, psychodynamic, CBT, trauma-focused, somatic, and more. This allows me to tailor my approach to better meet your needs as an individual or a couple. Over the years, I have helped clients with various presenting issues, including processing trauma, managing anxiety, or simply understanding themselves better. I strive to create a warm and inclusive space where people of all genders, races, ages, abilities, and backgrounds can feel comfortable bringing their true selves without shame or judgment.
As a versatile therapist, I enjoy using a range of methods including person-centred, psychodynamic, CBT, trauma-focused, somatic, and more. This allows me to tailor my approach to better meet your needs as an individual or a couple. Over the years, I have helped clients with various presenting issues, including processing trauma, managing anxiety, or simply understanding themselves better. I strive to create a warm and inclusive space where people of all genders, races, ages, abilities, and backgrounds can feel comfortable bringing their true selves without shame or judgment.
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Roberta Dutra
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Edinburgh EH10
I work within an evidence based Cognitive Behavioural framework, while also integrating tools from different modalities to meet your personal needs.
Hello and welcome to my profile. I’m Roberta, a qualified counsellor offering face-to-face and online counselling sessions. I’d like to welcome you to my counselling practice where you listened to and accepted unconditionally. I am passionate about giving people space to talk about your personal difficulties where they can be heard, valued and understood. By having the space to emotionally talk about your personal struggles you can gain a sense of clarity. Then, together we can work towards your personal therapeutic goals.
I work within an evidence based Cognitive Behavioural framework, while also integrating tools from different modalities to meet your personal needs.
Hello and welcome to my profile. I’m Roberta, a qualified counsellor offering face-to-face and online counselling sessions. I’d like to welcome you to my counselling practice where you listened to and accepted unconditionally. I am passionate about giving people space to talk about your personal difficulties where they can be heard, valued and understood. By having the space to emotionally talk about your personal struggles you can gain a sense of clarity. Then, together we can work towards your personal therapeutic goals.
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Corina Valdano
Psychologist, MSc, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Edinburgh EH12
I hold a master's degree in Third Generation Therapies and draw from a diverse range of evidence-based therapies such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Behavioral Activation (BA), and Counseling Skills.
If you're going through tough times like anxiety, stress, depression, difficult relationships, grief, trauma, self-esteem, or body image issues, it's important to have a safe and understanding space where you can freely express yourself and work towards finding solutions. I have the expertise and skills to provide professional support and help alleviate your emotional suffering, leading to positive changes in your life. Feeling overwhelmed by intense emotions, challenging relationships, or being stuck in life can be really hard. Taking the brave step of seeking help shows your commitment to improving your situation.
I hold a master's degree in Third Generation Therapies and draw from a diverse range of evidence-based therapies such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Behavioral Activation (BA), and Counseling Skills.
If you're going through tough times like anxiety, stress, depression, difficult relationships, grief, trauma, self-esteem, or body image issues, it's important to have a safe and understanding space where you can freely express yourself and work towards finding solutions. I have the expertise and skills to provide professional support and help alleviate your emotional suffering, leading to positive changes in your life. Feeling overwhelmed by intense emotions, challenging relationships, or being stuck in life can be really hard. Taking the brave step of seeking help shows your commitment to improving your situation.
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Dr Kim Kemp
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Edinburgh EH8  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I offer in person (in Edinburgh) and remote individual psychological therapy specialising in Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).
Living with a visible or invisible long term illness can impact on your thoughts, feelings and behaviour and affect your relationships, wellbeing and ability to function. I’m comfortable having difficult conversations about health and medical conditions, treatments, symptoms and the effect they have on your mental wellbeing. Psychological support can help you manage these challenges and get on with living a good life. Psychological support can also be helpful when you are receiving medical care or surgery. Collaborating with me before and after you have medical treatment or surgery can maximise your coping strategies and recovery.
I offer in person (in Edinburgh) and remote individual psychological therapy specialising in Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).
Living with a visible or invisible long term illness can impact on your thoughts, feelings and behaviour and affect your relationships, wellbeing and ability to function. I’m comfortable having difficult conversations about health and medical conditions, treatments, symptoms and the effect they have on your mental wellbeing. Psychological support can help you manage these challenges and get on with living a good life. Psychological support can also be helpful when you are receiving medical care or surgery. Collaborating with me before and after you have medical treatment or surgery can maximise your coping strategies and recovery.
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Let Me Sleep
PhD
Verified Verified
Edinburgh EH12  (Online Only)
Sleep issues - With my sleep training in CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) & Angelic Reiki. I offer gentle methods to provide help for those who have sleeping issues, such as falling/staying asleep, insomnia & many other general sleeping concerns. If you struggling to sleep & wish a step by step method in an easy to follow program created by result proven strategies then I can help you. I offer 2 styles of help. My 1st is a 1-2-1 program in a 4-week program, working weekly to help you achieve better sleep. The 2nd is a D.I.Y. self-sleep guide, the same theories used, but you complete it at your own pace.
Sleep issues - With my sleep training in CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) & Angelic Reiki. I offer gentle methods to provide help for those who have sleeping issues, such as falling/staying asleep, insomnia & many other general sleeping concerns. If you struggling to sleep & wish a step by step method in an easy to follow program created by result proven strategies then I can help you. I offer 2 styles of help. My 1st is a 1-2-1 program in a 4-week program, working weekly to help you achieve better sleep. The 2nd is a D.I.Y. self-sleep guide, the same theories used, but you complete it at your own pace.
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Dymphna Therapy
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Edinburgh EH16  (Online Only)
I may be the expert in CBT but you are the expert in you! We will work together to ensure that you are challenged, but supported.
Hi, I'm Amanda, I have over 20 years’ experience working in helping roles, initially in adult education where I gained experience of using counselling skills and working with individuals from a wide range of backgrounds such as people with learning disabilities, mental health conditions, people from a refugee background who had experienced trauma, as well as neurodiverse individuals. This, as well as personal experiences, prompted me to train as a CBT therapist. CBT particularly suits my skills as this allows me to work with clients and teach the tools to enable individuals to become their own therapist.
I may be the expert in CBT but you are the expert in you! We will work together to ensure that you are challenged, but supported.
Hi, I'm Amanda, I have over 20 years’ experience working in helping roles, initially in adult education where I gained experience of using counselling skills and working with individuals from a wide range of backgrounds such as people with learning disabilities, mental health conditions, people from a refugee background who had experienced trauma, as well as neurodiverse individuals. This, as well as personal experiences, prompted me to train as a CBT therapist. CBT particularly suits my skills as this allows me to work with clients and teach the tools to enable individuals to become their own therapist.
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Marianna Remmouche
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Edinburgh EH6
Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy with Compassion and Insight- Are you seeking a compassionate and skilled therapist to guide you towards becoming the best version of yourself? Look no further. I am a dedicated cognitive-behavioural psychotherapist and counsellor offering both online and in-person sessions in Edinburgh, ready to help you achieve meaningful change. Why Choose My CBT Services?Personalised Approach: I see each client as a unique individual, a microcosm in continuous motion, capable of learning, changing, and re-adapting. My mission is to teach you how to harness your own potential, empowering you!
Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy with Compassion and Insight- Are you seeking a compassionate and skilled therapist to guide you towards becoming the best version of yourself? Look no further. I am a dedicated cognitive-behavioural psychotherapist and counsellor offering both online and in-person sessions in Edinburgh, ready to help you achieve meaningful change. Why Choose My CBT Services?Personalised Approach: I see each client as a unique individual, a microcosm in continuous motion, capable of learning, changing, and re-adapting. My mission is to teach you how to harness your own potential, empowering you!
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Georgia Gold
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Edinburgh EH3  (Online Only)
I am an accredited CBT therapist, and certified EMDR therapist.
When we are going through challenging times in our lives, it can be difficult to make sense of how we are feeling, thinking and responding to situations. Sometimes there is no clear reason as to why we are struggling, which can feel confusing and we can be hard on ourselves for feeling this way. In therapy, we gain insight into how our mind works, by understanding unhelpful patterns of thinking and behaviours that maintain psychological distress. We learn techniques to change these, and by exploring the root cause, we can develop a greater understanding and change even the most ingrained behaviours and beliefs.
I am an accredited CBT therapist, and certified EMDR therapist.
When we are going through challenging times in our lives, it can be difficult to make sense of how we are feeling, thinking and responding to situations. Sometimes there is no clear reason as to why we are struggling, which can feel confusing and we can be hard on ourselves for feeling this way. In therapy, we gain insight into how our mind works, by understanding unhelpful patterns of thinking and behaviours that maintain psychological distress. We learn techniques to change these, and by exploring the root cause, we can develop a greater understanding and change even the most ingrained behaviours and beliefs.
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Maggie C - Treats Trauma, Anxiety & Menopause.
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Edinburgh EH6
Hello, and welcome to my profile! My name is Maggie and I am trained in a number of different therapeutic modalities, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT). I am also a registered Psychiatric and Adult nurse with over 16 years practice experience. Having the right fit with your therapist can be seen as the most important element in healing from your difficulties. I offer a safe, non - judgmental and confidential space that will provide both compassion and support with whatever has brought you to therapy.
Hello, and welcome to my profile! My name is Maggie and I am trained in a number of different therapeutic modalities, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT). I am also a registered Psychiatric and Adult nurse with over 16 years practice experience. Having the right fit with your therapist can be seen as the most important element in healing from your difficulties. I offer a safe, non - judgmental and confidential space that will provide both compassion and support with whatever has brought you to therapy.
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Zsofia Kaplar
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Edinburgh EH9  (Online Only)
Having trained in person-centred and psychodynamic therapies, I added CBT and mindfulness skills, and a focus on compassion.
Some days it can feel a bit too much. Do you exhaust yourself trying to cope with whatever life throws at you? Even when you feel worn out, close to boiling point or increasingly flat inside? You may feel a need to show yourself strong and capable even when you don’t feel like that. You might treat others a lot better than yourself. This is likely to place a huge toll on your mind and body; perhaps even on the very relationships you put so much into. You can learn to carry less of life's burdens by yourself and get more out of your precious time. What dreams have you given up on? What would you do if you could?
Having trained in person-centred and psychodynamic therapies, I added CBT and mindfulness skills, and a focus on compassion.
Some days it can feel a bit too much. Do you exhaust yourself trying to cope with whatever life throws at you? Even when you feel worn out, close to boiling point or increasingly flat inside? You may feel a need to show yourself strong and capable even when you don’t feel like that. You might treat others a lot better than yourself. This is likely to place a huge toll on your mind and body; perhaps even on the very relationships you put so much into. You can learn to carry less of life's burdens by yourself and get more out of your precious time. What dreams have you given up on? What would you do if you could?
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Donatella Tamborrini Psychological Therapies
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Edinburgh EH10
If you experience a mood, worry, trauma or eating disorder linked to thoughts, feelings, behaviours, Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy is the best option.
Hello, my name is Donatella Tamborrini. I am a psychotherapist with over 1 9 years experience in mental health care based in Scotland. I am professionally qualified to use talking therapies to help make sense of mental health and emotional difficulties in young people, adults and families. I deliver research based psychological therapies, designed to improve mental health difficulties. I work with a focus, which is entirely based on the individuals’ needs, so that psychological therapies can be delivered with flexibility, within a safe and nurturing therapeutic relationship, at a sustainable pace that fosters change.
If you experience a mood, worry, trauma or eating disorder linked to thoughts, feelings, behaviours, Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy is the best option.
Hello, my name is Donatella Tamborrini. I am a psychotherapist with over 1 9 years experience in mental health care based in Scotland. I am professionally qualified to use talking therapies to help make sense of mental health and emotional difficulties in young people, adults and families. I deliver research based psychological therapies, designed to improve mental health difficulties. I work with a focus, which is entirely based on the individuals’ needs, so that psychological therapies can be delivered with flexibility, within a safe and nurturing therapeutic relationship, at a sustainable pace that fosters change.
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Sudworth Psychology: Psychological Therapy & EMDR
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Edinburgh EH6
However, I offer evidence-based psychological therapy including CBT, ACT, CFT, and EMDR that will help you to begin to do just that.
Are you existing rather than living? Are you struggling with anxiety, low mood or trauma? There are a variety of reasons that may be holding you back from enjoying your life. If you are not doing so, as a Counselling Psychologist I am here to offer help and support. Together, we can gain understanding, forge hope, and create change.
However, I offer evidence-based psychological therapy including CBT, ACT, CFT, and EMDR that will help you to begin to do just that.
Are you existing rather than living? Are you struggling with anxiety, low mood or trauma? There are a variety of reasons that may be holding you back from enjoying your life. If you are not doing so, as a Counselling Psychologist I am here to offer help and support. Together, we can gain understanding, forge hope, and create change.
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Siobhan Tyrrell
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Edinburgh EH5
I cusotmise my practise to client needs including CBT and Compassion Focused Therapy.
How are you navigating life at the moment? You may have been suffering from emotional discomfort for a while, perhaps it's more recent or maybe the pandemic has had an effect on your mental health. You are not alone, 1 in 4 of us are affected by mental health issues at some point in our lives. Looking for support to understand what you are feeling can be life changing. How we make sense of ourselves, the world and our place in it can affect our relationships, friendships, careers, social lives perhaps even robbing us of our potential. Therapy, through insight and application can deliver acceptance, change, clarity and relief.
I cusotmise my practise to client needs including CBT and Compassion Focused Therapy.
How are you navigating life at the moment? You may have been suffering from emotional discomfort for a while, perhaps it's more recent or maybe the pandemic has had an effect on your mental health. You are not alone, 1 in 4 of us are affected by mental health issues at some point in our lives. Looking for support to understand what you are feeling can be life changing. How we make sense of ourselves, the world and our place in it can affect our relationships, friendships, careers, social lives perhaps even robbing us of our potential. Therapy, through insight and application can deliver acceptance, change, clarity and relief.
0131 381 0318 View 0131 381 0318
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Barbara Balazs
Counsellor, MSc, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Edinburgh EH3
I am a qualified CBT therapist and I am here to support you on your journey, where you can feel empowered and become your true self.
We are living in a constantly changing world, where we are exposed to a lot of triggers. It is understandable that you are finding it difficult to cope. Do you know exactly what are the issues you are facing? Or maybe you know there is something that just isn’t right, but could not pinpoint what it could be? Either way, it can be a great starting point for therapy.
I am a qualified CBT therapist and I am here to support you on your journey, where you can feel empowered and become your true self.
We are living in a constantly changing world, where we are exposed to a lot of triggers. It is understandable that you are finding it difficult to cope. Do you know exactly what are the issues you are facing? Or maybe you know there is something that just isn’t right, but could not pinpoint what it could be? Either way, it can be a great starting point for therapy.
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Calm Space Therapy
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Edinburgh EH12
As a CBT therapist I am passionate about how the therapeutic alliance can help a client to explore their feelings about the difficulties they are experiencing in life. I believe that by providing a safe, calm and relaxing space, talk therapy can play a vital role in improving a client's mental health. Together, I work with my clients to identify how problems manifest themselves, put these findings into perspective by guiding them through a process working towards setting new goals, adopting new coping strategies and providing them with the relevant tools to continue to work on improving their mental health.
As a CBT therapist I am passionate about how the therapeutic alliance can help a client to explore their feelings about the difficulties they are experiencing in life. I believe that by providing a safe, calm and relaxing space, talk therapy can play a vital role in improving a client's mental health. Together, I work with my clients to identify how problems manifest themselves, put these findings into perspective by guiding them through a process working towards setting new goals, adopting new coping strategies and providing them with the relevant tools to continue to work on improving their mental health.
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Constantinos Leftheriotis
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Edinburgh EH10
If you’re feeling stressed, worried, depressed or angry; looking for a therapist is a big step and I’m so proud of you. My name is Constantinos and I’d be honoured to embark on this healing journey with you. My approach is based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. It’s a scientifically-backed talking therapy that helps you overcome the challenges of life. If you’re ready to take control and develop your resilience for a happier, healthier you - I’m here to support you. You’re not alone. I’ll remove every barrier to your growth, offering affordable therapy services at a time that suits you - including nights and weekends.
If you’re feeling stressed, worried, depressed or angry; looking for a therapist is a big step and I’m so proud of you. My name is Constantinos and I’d be honoured to embark on this healing journey with you. My approach is based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. It’s a scientifically-backed talking therapy that helps you overcome the challenges of life. If you’re ready to take control and develop your resilience for a happier, healthier you - I’m here to support you. You’re not alone. I’ll remove every barrier to your growth, offering affordable therapy services at a time that suits you - including nights and weekends.
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Louisa Casselden
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Edinburgh EH10
I provide a welcoming and therapeutic environment for adults and young people over the age of 16 who are struggling with a range of mental health difficulties, to help them explore and make sense of the experiences they have had. Through the use of evidence-based psychological therapy I aim to work collaboratively with people to improve their daily functioning and help them build skills to live the life they want to achieve. I use a number of therapeutic approaches in my work including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Compassion Focussed Therapy and systemic approaches.
I provide a welcoming and therapeutic environment for adults and young people over the age of 16 who are struggling with a range of mental health difficulties, to help them explore and make sense of the experiences they have had. Through the use of evidence-based psychological therapy I aim to work collaboratively with people to improve their daily functioning and help them build skills to live the life they want to achieve. I use a number of therapeutic approaches in my work including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Compassion Focussed Therapy and systemic approaches.
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Mindship CBT Therapy - Malwina Matysek
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Edinburgh EH11  (Online Only)
As a qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist, I am dedicated to providing individuals with a safe and confidential space to explore and address a wide range of emotional, psychological, and behavioural challenges. With extensive training and a deep commitment to helping others, I offer guidance, support, and evidence-based interventions to promote mental and emotional well-being. I work collaboratively with clients to assess their unique concerns, develop treatment plans to identify and modify thought patterns or behaviours that contribute to distress. I introduce clients to essential CBT tools and practical interventions.
As a qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist, I am dedicated to providing individuals with a safe and confidential space to explore and address a wide range of emotional, psychological, and behavioural challenges. With extensive training and a deep commitment to helping others, I offer guidance, support, and evidence-based interventions to promote mental and emotional well-being. I work collaboratively with clients to assess their unique concerns, develop treatment plans to identify and modify thought patterns or behaviours that contribute to distress. I introduce clients to essential CBT tools and practical interventions.
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Cognitive Behavioural (CBT) Counsellors

How does cognitive behavioural therapy work?

Cognitive behavioural therapy works by exploring how your thoughts affect your emotions and experiences. CBT helps you identify distortions in your thinking. For example, you may tend to jump to the worst case scenario catastrophising or think in extremes (all-or-nothing thinking). A therapist can teach you how to push back against those thoughts to ultimately change your feelings and behavior for the better. They can also provide coping skills to better deal with stressors and challenges.

When do I know to seek treatment with cognitive behavioural therapy?

It’s reasonable to consider cognitive behavioural therapy if you struggle to manage difficult emotions or behaviors to such an extent that you are not getting the most out of life on a day-to-day basis. If you want a shorter term, concrete, skills-based approach, CBT is a great option. (By contrast, other types of therapy may devote more time to exploring your past and its effects.) The decision to seek CBT also depends on the condition you’re treating; CBT is an effective treatment for anxiety, depression, trauma, and many other disorders.

How can I find a cognitive behavioural therapist for someone else?

To find a cognitive behavioural therapist for someone else, you may want to begin by discussing the person’s problem, researching cognitive behavioural therapy, and assessing whether the approach is the right fit. You could then reach out to a few cognitive behavioral therapists in this directory, explain the scenario, have a consultation with those available, and determine who could be a good match.

Why is CBT such a popular form of therapy?

CBT has become a popular form of therapy because it is effective and accessible. Robust research has demonstrated that CBT is an effective treatment for many mental health conditions. And CBT can be learned in relatively few sessions, which means that many people can engage in the process, afford it, and see results quickly. It involves learning concrete skills such as disputing unhelpful thoughts; these skills can also be taught and spread widely.