A year and a half ago I was on anti-depressants, withdrawn and just overwhelmed with life in general. I sat in bed scrolling the internet looking for help. But, like so many others out there today, I had no idea where to start. The sheer selection of the different kind of Therapists available was daunting. Did I need Psychiatrist? A Psychologist? Maybe A Person-Centred Counsellor? How about a Psychotherapist? What was the difference between all of them? I was stuck. Where should I even start? I had no answers.
So, at a loss and with no idea where to turn, I did the only thing left to do… I quit! I left my 14-year career in teaching with the last hope I had of changing a life I didn’t want to live anymore… With every last bit of strength, I left my life in Edinburgh, moved to England and enrolled in a course I knew absolutely nothing about – a Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy. Little did I know at the time, not only was this going to be the start of my journey to healing and getting better, but also, the start of something much bigger – Cognitive Behavioural Directory Ltd.
If you found yourself relating to my story, then I am here to tell you that THIS is where you start! Cognitive Behavioural Therapy also known as CBT is recommended as the first point of call by the NHS and NICE (National Institute of Clinical Excellence). It is an empowering model of therapy that teaches you life-long skills that will give you back the control in your life.
Our Directory is dedicated to providing Cognitive Behavioural Therapy through every avenue, and making it accessible to all. So, If you know you don’t feel like yourself and need help, but just not sure where to start…. Start Here! This is Your First Step to feeling and getting better!
You can start by going to our Home Page to search for NHS Iapt Services in your area (with no doctors’ referral needed), alternatively click on the IESO Health link, they provide Online CBT on behalf of the NHS. Just recently we have opened our doors to the Private Sector, and will soon be listing CBT Practitioners and Hypnotherapists in your area.
I would like to take this opportunity to say a big thank you to all investors, organisations and individuals that have been part of this incredible journey and have helped us put together one of the most innovative and easy to use directories aimed at improving access to mental health for all.
We believe this is going to help thousands of people who like myself, struggle with mental health and need support.
Director of Cognitive Behavioural Directory