Designed to list only CBT practitioners registered and accredited by the country’s principal professional organisations for the field — the BABCP and AREBT — CBTtherapist.com provides the UK’s most accessible and easy-to-use directory of CBT therapists.
Why the CBT Therapist Directory?
CBTtherapist.com lists practitioners with a wide range of skills, experience, and roles. Some might be psychiatrists, others clinical psychologists; some are mental health nurses, social workers or counselling psychologists; some prefer to call themselves ‘therapist’ or ‘psychotherapist’, while others go by ‘counsellor’. But they all have one thing in common: they’ve undertaken the requisite degree of training and supervised practice to achieve accreditation by the BABCP (British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies), the AREBT (Association for Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy), or both; and they have committed to a robust ethical framework and to stringent requirements for ongoing professional development.
Choosing to work with an accredited CBT therapist means choosing to work with someone who meets the highest standards for practice in CBT that have been established in the UK. (Please see our page on CBT Accreditation for some important factors to consider when choosing a CBT practitioner.)
Our aim with the CBT therapist directory is to help make that choice easier to research than any of the ‘fill in a form’ directories that require you to specify in advance exactly what criteria you are looking for and then hand you what is often a randomised list of practitioners. (Would you choose where to take your car for servicing by referring to a randomised list of local garages? No? We think it’s quite ironic that so many designers of directories serving a profession built on listening to people are unaware of how many people really dislike random directories…) If you already know in advance precisely what you want to work on, and if you don’t mind being handed the equivalent of a shuffled stack of business cards, then you’ll probably find other dirctories work just fine. However, if you’d like the opportunity to gradually narrow down your choices, if you want randomisation only as an option, and if you’d rather be offered structured information to make up your own mind about whom to work with as a CBT practitioner, then we think CBTtherapist.com will be the place for you. We also think it will be the place for you if you’re looking for a site that follows the law about ensuring accessibility and not discriminating against web users with visual impairments, limited keyboard access, or other access difficulties.
We hope you’ll give us a try, and if you’d like, give us a shout via the Contact page and let us know how it worked for you.
For more about us and the design philosophy and general approach we take to building a directory — plus more on UK legal requirements regarding website accessibility, which regrettably don’t seem to have received much attention from several of the UK’s professional organisations in the mental health area — please see the separate information about our other main directory, RightTherapist.com.
That site also provides additional information about:
- Your safety in counselling and psychotherapy
- Alternatives to undertaking counselling or psychotherapy
- A summary of evidence about the effectiveness of counselling and psychotherapy
Who We Are
CBTtherapist.com is a service of Mulhauser Consulting, Ltd., a company registered in England no. 4455464. Registered office: 31 High Street, Haverhill, Suffolk CB9 8AD. The company is registered in the United Kingdom as a Data Controller under the Data Protection Act 1998.
Where Our Information Comes From
All practitioner information listed at CBTtherapist.com is either public domain, non-personal information sourced and indexed from other publicly available websites which we believe to be authoritative — much like Google does when setting out to index the entire web — or it is provided to us directly by practitioners through our restricted self-registration system for BABCP-accredited and AREBT-accredited practitioners.
This means that all practitioner information contained within this directory has either been supplied directly by an individual self-registering on the site as an accredited practitioner or has been corroborated by one or more other sites which we believe to be authoritative and which have separately made the information available to the public. However, we have not independently investigated and verified the authenticity of all information contained within the directory, such as the individual indications of expertise or specialisation attributed to individual therapists. (Please see the RightTherapist.com page on guarding your safety for more information.) We strongly recommend that you do independently verify information provided here before making contact with any listed mental health practitioner.
About Our Unofficial Logo and Front Page Images
The graphic portion of our unofficial logo was created by the talented Thai artist and illustrator ‘3dconceptsman’ and is used under license, copyright © Depositphotos.com/3dconceptsman.
A Note About Copyright
We operate a directory made up solely of 1) facts, 2) maps, and, for some entries, 3) a brief informational note provided by the practitioner. It is our understanding that nobody holds or can legitimately claim any copyright on the facts in this directory, and individual practitioners hold the copyright on any brief informational notes they have provided. Maps are provided by Mapbox from OpenStreetMap data. Therefore, it would be unreasonable for us to claim any copyright whatsoever on any data within this directory.
National and international legal precedents maintain that the facts collected within a directory are not copyrightable but that the organisation and layout specific to a particular directory may be, provided that they are of sufficient originality. CBTtherapist.com asserts that the facts within this directory have been selected, coordinated, or arranged in such a way that the resulting work as a whole constitutes an original work of authorship and is therefore copyright © 2021, with all rights reserved. This applies also to the UK’s legal principle of ‘database right’. This assertion does not apply to any individual item of information within the directory.
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