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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Discover How CBT Can Help You Overcome Your Challenges and Achieve Your Goals

Practice areas:

We specialise in helping individuals with various conditions, including: 

  • CBT for Depression

  • CBT for Anxiety

  • CBT for Social Anxiety

  • CBT for Health Anxiety

  • CBT for Generalised Anxiety Disorder

  • CBT for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

  • CBT for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

  • CBT for Body Dysmorphic Disorder

  • CBT for Binge-Eating Disorder/Bulimia

  • CBT for Procrastination 

  • CBT for Perfectionism

  • CBT for Low self-esteem/Confidence

  • CBT for Phobias

  • CBT for Stress

  • CBT for Sleep Issues

  • CBT for Panic Disorder

  • CBT for Difficulties with Assertiveness

  • CBT for Long-Term Health Conditions


If you are looking for private online Cognitive Behavioural Therapy delivered by experienced BABCP accredited cognitive behavioural therapists based in Leeds, London, Manchester and Yorkshire.

What is CBT

CBT is a talking therapy that provides you with skills and strategies to overcome your difficulties. It's all about recognising how your thoughts, feelings, and actions are connected. Sometimes, these connections create patterns that keep our difficulties going.

CBT helps you identify these patterns, break them, and replace unhelpful thoughts and behaviours with healthier ones. These skills and strategies can be valuable throughout your life in various situations.

How Can We Help You with CBT Therapy

As CBT therapists, we are here to support you in overcoming challenges and achieving your goals through Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. CBT helps you make positive changes in how you think, feel, and act, all for your wellbeing.

We are here to help you untangle these patterns and replace unhelpful thoughts and behaviours with healthier alternatives. CBT can be highly effective for various issues, including anxiety, depression, phobias, eating problems and many more. Here are some examples for how it works for each:

  • Depression: In CBT for depression, we'll work together to identify and change negative thought patterns that contribute to sadness and hopelessness. We'll also focus on increasing your involvement in enjoyable activities, boosting self-esteem and confidence, and developing better ways to manage your emotions.

  • Anxiety: For anxiety, we'll help you understand what's causing your anxiety and teach you relaxation techniques to calm your mind. Exposure therapy will help you confront anxiety-provoking situations gradually, and we'll work on challenging irrational fears and worries.

  • Social Anxiety: In treating social anxiety, we'll explore the root causes of your fears and work on developing confidence in social situations. You'll learn to challenge unhelpful thoughts and practice social skills to feel more at ease around others.

  • Health Anxiety: To address health anxiety, we'll help you examine your health-related worries and learn to distinguish between genuine concerns and excessive fears. You'll develop coping strategies to manage health-related anxieties effectively.

  • Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD): For GAD, we'll focus on understanding and managing excessive worry and anxiety. You'll learn how to challenge anxious thoughts and use relaxation techniques to reduce stress.

  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD): Treating OCD involves identifying and challenging obsessions and compulsions. We'll work on gradually reducing rituals and developing healthier ways to cope with obsessive thoughts.

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): In PTSD treatment, we'll address traumatic experiences by processing them in a safe and controlled way. You'll learn to manage flashbacks and anxiety responses through techniques like exposure therapy.

  • Body Dysmorphic Disorder: For body dysmorphic disorder, we'll challenge unrealistic beliefs about your appearance and work on improving self-image. You'll develop a healthier perspective on your body.

  • Binge-Eating Disorder/Bulimia: In treating eating disorders, we'll help you challenge unhealthy beliefs about food and body image. You'll learn to develop a balanced relationship with food, reduce guilt, and manage emotional eating.

  • Procrastination: To overcome procrastination, we'll explore the underlying reasons for delay and develop strategies to improve time management and productivity. You'll learn to set achievable goals and prioritise tasks.

  • Perfectionism: Treating perfectionism involves challenging the need for perfection and embracing a more balanced approach. We'll work on setting realistic standards and reducing the anxiety associated with perfectionist tendencies.

  • Low Self-Esteem/Confidence: In boosting self-esteem and confidence, we'll focus on identifying and changing negative self-beliefs. You'll learn to recognise your strengths and build a more positive self-image.

  • Phobias: For phobias, we'll use exposure therapy to help you gradually confront feared objects or situations. You'll develop coping skills to manage anxiety and reduce avoidance behaviours.

  • Stress: Stress management in CBT involves identifying stressors, developing effective coping strategies, and learning relaxation techniques to reduce stress levels.

  • Sleep Issues: Treating sleep issues will involve improving sleep hygiene and addressing factors that disrupt your sleep patterns. You'll learn relaxation methods to promote restful sleep.

  • Panic Disorder: In treating panic disorder, we'll focus on understanding panic attacks and reducing their frequency. You'll learn techniques to manage anxiety and prevent future panic episodes.

  • Difficulties with Assertiveness: For assertiveness, we'll work on communication skills, helping you express your needs and boundaries confidently while respecting others' boundaries.

  • Long-Term Health Conditions: In dealing with long-term health conditions, CBT can help you manage the emotional impact and adapt to lifestyle changes. We'll work on coping strategies and emotional regulation techniques tailored to your condition.


CBT therapy is super flexible and can be tailored to suit you and what you need. CBT is all about us working together to make your life better. If you're interested in CBT therapy, just give us a call. We offer a free telephone consultation, so we can see if it's the right fit for you. 

Why Choose CBT

CBT is recommended by the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) for treating different mental health conditions. NICE is a trusted authority that offers evidence-based recommendations for healthcare in England, outlining what works best for specific conditions. Numerous clinical trials and research studies have proven CBT's effectiveness for various challenges.

Block Booking Discounts

At Simply Psychotherapy, we believe in making therapy accessible and affordable for you. That's why we offer special discounts for self-funding clients:


  • 4 sessions for just £280 (£5 off per session): When you book a block of 4 sessions, you save £20! That means each session costs only £70. 

  • 6 sessions for just £408 (£7 off per session): If you choose our 6-session block booking, you'll enjoy even more savings, with a total of £42 saved. That's only £68 per session.

  • 8 sessions for just £520 (£10 off per session): For those who seek extended support, our 8-session block booking offers you the best value. You'll save a total of £80, paying only £65 per session.

Important Things to Know:
These special
discounts are exclusively for self-funding clients. They don't apply to insurance-covered sessions.

We understand that life can change, and so can your therapeutic journey. If you decide not to continue after booking a block of sessions, you'll only be charged for the sessions you attended at our standard session rate of £75.

Don't miss out on this opportunity to invest in your mental health. Take advantage of our offer today.

To book your block of sessions or learn more about our services, please feel free to get in touch with us. We're here to help you every step of the way.


How CBT works

Your journey with CBT typically begins with 1-2 assessment sessions, where you discuss your challenges and treatment goals. Once it's clear that CBT is suitable for you, your therapist will create a treatment plan and estimate the number of sessions you may need.

Generally, people require between 6-20 sessions, although this can vary based on your specific needs and complexity. Most of our clients have around an average of 12 sessions. You have the flexibility to decide how many sessions you'd like to proceed with. Sessions are usually held weekly, lasting 50 minutes. A typical CBT session involves working through interventions with your therapist and receiving guidance on activities to practice between sessions. 

If you would like to read up on CBT further click here. 

Fees: £75 for a 50-minute session, payable at the time of booking.


"Therapy has been life changing. I have come a long way since I started. I now have things I can do to help myself. I definitely think it was you as a therapist that helped, I tried groups in the past but they did not give me the same effects."

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