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Have you been searching for a therapist to help you deal with a difficult issue? Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is a talking therapy that can help you with a range of different problems. If you suffer from stress, anxiety, phobias, addiction, gut-related problems, low self-esteem or another issue, this type of therapy give you the skills to overcome any challenges you may be facing. Our therapists understand how hard it can be to take the first step, which is why we have designed this directory to make the process as easy as possible for you.

As there are various ways to access therapy, our directory has been developed to help you find the right therapist for your needs. Every therapist listed is fully trained and registered with an affiliated body, as well as having completed our strict compliance procedures. This directory only lists therapists who offer a professional and ethical service. Our aim is to give you full peace of mind to enable you to choose a suitable therapy nearby.

What is the connection between CBT and Hypnotherapy?

This directory gives you access to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Hypnotherapy. These therapies share a common aim; to help you change unwanted feelings, thoughts, physical sensations and behaviours, which can leave you feeling trapped in a vicious circle. Through treatment, you will discover how your thoughts and feelings are interconnected with your physical body. By focusing on your current problems, you will learn practical ways to improve your state of mind.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) differs from Hypnotherapy. CBT is classed as a medical therapy and a type of mental health service; therapists need to be listed with the BABCP or the AREBT. Hypnotherapy is considered as a complementary mental health service; Hypnotherapist should be registered with at least one regulatory body, preferably one recommended by the Professional Standards Authority such as the CNHC, the FHT or the National Hypnotherapy Society. Find out more on our FAQs page

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How can these two types of therapy help me?


There are many reasons why people use Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) or Hypnotherapy. Nowadays, most of us are well aware of the dangers that can arise when we do not manage our mental wellness. Sometimes, this might not be a specific issue; you may just need some extra support to maintain your mental or spiritual wellbeing.

However, if you are feeling stressed, anxious, depressed, or unable to overcome unwanted feelings and behaviours, CBT and/or Hypnotherapy could help you to heal and manage your emotions:

  • Are you feeling low, hopeless, fearful or unable to cope with distressful thoughts?
  • Do you experience nightmares or flashbacks relating to a past trauma?
  • Are you struggling to concentrate, feel tired and lack energy?
  • Do you excessively wash or check things?
  • Do you find yourself constantly worried?

The above is only a short list of typical problems that can be helped by Cognitive Behavioural Therapy or Hypnotherapy. Other issues include addiction, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), eating disorders, phobias, as well as many other mental and physical health concerns. This range of therapies can also help you to build confidence and self-esteem, including fears surrounding public speaking.

Cognitive Behavioural therapies enable you to understand your symptoms in a way that enables you to make sense of these and move forward. Whichever path you choose to take, your treatment plan will reflect your own personal goals, and will always be backed by evidence-based, scientific research.

How to use the Cognitive Behavioural Directory


Our directory is underpinned by a strong ethical commitment to do no harm, we promote equality and freedom of choice, and we only list trusted, registered professionals.

We recognise that everyone’s path to mental wellness is different. Which is why our directory does not merely focus on medical services of Cognitive Behavioural Therapists or the NHS IAPT services, but we also advocate a Complementary mental health services offered by Hypnotherapists. We have chosen to focus on these specific therapies towards mental wellness because they focus on how thoughts, behaviours and emotions are interrelated and how you can use this knowledge to bring about lasting changes. Once you have a clear understanding of these therapies and how they can be used to complement each other, you can then make an informed choice to become a better ‘you’.

Through this directory, you will be able to find a therapist to help you take control of your life. You will be able to own your problems, beliefs, and make the necessary changes, so you can learn how to heal yourself. The therapists you choose are simply facilitators to help you make those vital changes.

Need help deciding on the right therapist?

  • If you are currently suffering from a serious mental health issue, such as depression, or bipolar, etc. then we would recommend searching within our Mental Health Services area of the directory. This will enable you to find a CBT professional, who is registered with the Health Care Professional Council or the BABCP.
  • For other issues, you could seek therapy from either a CBT professional, or you could to try a Hypnotherapist within our Complementary Mental Health Services. As there are fewer Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapists than Hypnotherapists, we have provided you with both types to enable greater choice.
  • If you are an organisation looking to bring mental wellness strategies into your workplace, then we can provide workshops, training and retreats. Go to our Corporate Resources page to find out how we can support your employees.

Our directory is divided into four categories  – CBT Practitioners,  Hypnotherapists, NHS Iapt Services and Relevant Educational Institutions.

Different types of Cognitive Behavioural therapy


Cognitive Behavioural therapies give you coping mechanisms to help you deal with your issues effectively. Put simply, you become “your own therapist”. Professionals listed on our directory will make use of mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and many other strategies to teach you valuable skills to help you cope with any issues you may be facing.

As this form of therapy is based in the ‘here and now’, you may not need to revisit the past in order to solve your problems. Once you have learned some valuable coping skills, you will be able to apply these to help you deal with any future stressful periods in your life. This range of therapies will help you to successfully manage any issues.

There are a range of approaches, which include different types of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy (CBH), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR).

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE 2005) recommend evidence-based psychological interventions as the first-line treatments in preference to pharmacological treatment  – NHS website

CBT and Hypnotherapy are both backed by scientific research, which shows the effectiveness of these treatments when applied and adapted to treat a wide range of mental health issues. CBT is one the most widely researched therapies, with more than 332 medical studies (80% of these studies were conducted after 2004).

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If you’re a professional therapist, why not register on our directory and become part of our Cognitive Behavioural community? Here are the main benefits you could enjoy:

  • Find new clients by enjoying increased traffic to your website. Our website has been designed to enhance customer experience and interaction. Ranked high on search engines, we also utilise Google mapping for quick location services.
  • Get access to an exclusive WhatsApp feature, giving you a quick and easy way to communicate with potential clients.
  • A free private video upload – increase your visibility by introducing yourself to potential clients, so you can start building a relationship.
  • Options include having an ad-free profile, and you will be able to create deals, discounts, packages and events to stand out from your competitors.
  • Become part of a niche marketplace that exclusively lists three types of Mental Health Services – NHS IAPT services, Cognitive Behavioural Therapists and Hypnotherapists.
  • You can list more than one location and practice.
  • NO CONTRACT – cancel at anytime.

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