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Who We Are

Why we’re different from other directories…

 

The Cognitive Behavioural Directory is an exclusive search platform focused on helping people find a simple route to therapy. We only list registered professionals in the areas of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy (CBH) and Hypnotherapy.

Our aim is to help you deal with strong emotional or physiological issues by providing a choice of different therapists within mainstream, medical CBT services and other evidence-based, alternative and complementary medicine, such as CBH. We strive to maintain strong ethical and moral boundaries by providing quality services to everyone using or listed on our directory.

About Cognitive Behavioural therapies

The main aim of any Cognitive Behavioural therapy is to help you learn how the relationship between our thoughts, feelings and behaviours can have physiological effects on our bodies.

For example, when we are embarrassed, we tend to blush because our thoughts led to a physiological reaction. Or, when we get nervous and our heart starts pounding, this is due to the way we are feeling at that time. It is this relationship between mind and body that has recently led to research showing how gut-focused hypnotherapy can ease gastrointestinal disorders, such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).

Over the past decade, there has been a huge shift into alternative and complementary medicine. Mental health issues are in the spotlight, as more people are using meditation, mindfulness and yoga to support and manage their mental wellbeing. As a company, we aim to play a large part in this mental health evolution, which finally brings together traditional medical science with ancient philosophical practices. An increasing number of scientists are studying alternative and complementary medicines, resulting in some astounding research and findings.

Did you know that modern psychology and CBT are the Western world’s take on ancient philosophy? The roots of psychology come from Socrates, Rumi, and many other ancient philosophers. In many ways, alternative and complementary therapies could be viewed as a more ‘spiritual’ pathway to healing. However, evidence-based studies show that CBH can be as effective as the more medical CBT method. The aim of this directory is to broaden your options, so you can make an informed choice about your route to therapy.

Who We Are

As a private company, we believe strongly in the benefits of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) as well as Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy (CBH). We are trained therapists, and our beliefs stem partly through our own personal experience, and as a result of continually seeing methods and strategies backed by science-based evidence.

Our Vision

To become a global search platform for CBT and other related alternative and complementary services and products.

Our Mission

To support mainstream medical mental healthcare services, such as CBT, while uniting and promoting other evidence-based alternative and complementary medicines, including hypnotherapy.

How the Directory Works

 

This directory is split into three categories – Mental Health Services, Alternative Mental Health Services and Complementary Services.

Within Mental Health Services, you will find medically trained CBT therapists, which includes services accessed privately and through the NHS. Every therapist listed within this category has been carefully checked and put through our strict compliance procedures. They are all fully trained and registered with the BABCP or the AREBT.

Within Alternative Mental Health Services, you will find CBH therapists, who offer a range of different techniques and strategies. Similarly, all therapists listed in this category have been rigorously checked, put through our strict compliance procedures, and are registered with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council.

Within Complementary Services, you will find Hypnotherapists. Any therapists listed within this category are also carefully checked and put through our strict compliance procedures, as well as being registered with a professional body, which may include the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council.

All of the above sections also list a range of online services, which can often be a vital tool for those who are time-pressured, or who wish to access a service not available in their location.

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