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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) in London

What is CBT Therapy? 

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is a talking therapy in which your therapist shows you how negative interactions between feelings, thoughts and behaviours fuel your problems.   Your CBT therapist will work alongside you to help you learn alternative thinking patterns and behaviours which can help you improve the way you feel.  CBT therapy focuses mostly on how you think and behave now, rather than on past issues.

We provide CBT at several convenient locations across the city including Central London near Oxford Circus, London City near Bank & Liverpool Street. We also offer CBT online.

How Does CBT Therapy Work?

Your therapist will work with you, to help you:

  • Make sense of overwhelming problems by breaking them down into small parts.
  • Establish achievable goals that you want from your therapy.
  • Develop new thinking and behaviour patterns.
  • Develop skills and strategies for problem solving.
  • End your CBT therapy sessions when you feel you’ve achieved your goals.

What Happens in CBT Therapy Sessions?

  • Your therapist will help you discover useful ways to address the problems that led you to seek therapy.  Sessions will often be proactive, focusing on developing new skills and putting them into practice.
  • Your therapist may suggest some exercises you can practice outside of therapy which help you consolidate behavioural changes and improvements.  
  • You can end your CBT therapy sessions when you feel you have learned the skills you find helpful and problematic behaviours have reduced or stopped. 

What Problems Can Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Help?

Cognitive behavioural therapy has been shown to be effective in dealing with a wide range of mental health issues including:

The Benefits of CBT Therapy

  • Turn negative thoughts to balanced, positive thoughts
  • Improve your problem solving skills
  • Take action in your life instead of feeling stuck in avoidance behaviours
  • Stop behaving in ways that make you feel bad
  • Enhance your perspective and open up more choice
  • Learn strategies to confidently deal with life’s challenges
  • Feel better about yourself, your relationships, and life in general


Here’s how one of our former clients describes how CBT therapy at KlearMinds worked for him:

“Recognising my own behaviour patterns….. was also extremely helpful….. Making very easy and minor changes or at least recognising why I feel good/bad at certain times helps me interact with more confidence….”

Read more CBT Therapy reviews here.

Meet Our Qualified Therapists

Maggie Morrow

Maggie is an award winning psychotherapist, an accomplished life coach and counsellor, and Director of KlearMinds. In 2007 she was awarded the BACP National Award for advancing the quality of therapy service provision to the highest standards in the UK. Maggie’s experience spans over 20 years helping people overcome problems so they can enjoy more fulfilling and satisfying lives.

Judy Harrison

Judy is a highly experienced psychotherapist. She utilizes a wide range of therapies, including CBT and psychoeducation to help her clients. She also holds considerable experience providing Career Coaching, Mindfulness Meditation and Mediation. Judy draws on a wealth of experiencing and works proactively with clients to help them understand and positively change patterns of thinking and behaviour which hold them back in life.

Mita Hiremath

Mita is a highly experienced psychotherapist and counsellor with over 20 years of clinical experience. She is passionate about helping clients overcome issues they have been struggling with for months and sometimes years. Mita draws upon a range of therapies including, CBT, Mindfulness and EMDR, which she tailors to best suit each client she works with.

Amanda Reynolds

Amanda is a highly experienced Advanced CBT and Integrative therapist with more than 8 years experience. She draws upon a wide range of therapies and works proactively to help clients understand, process and resolve their concerns and conflicts. Amanda can assist you to quickly identify problematic thoughts and behaviours which negatively impact your personal and professional well-being.

Karen Gubb

Karen is a highly experienced psychologist, executive and career coach with more than 15 years experience helping adults address a wide range of concerns. Karen draws upon a variety of therapies and coaching skills, tailoring her approach, to best suit the learning style of each client. Karen works proactively. She can help you understand and constructively change problematic beliefs and patterns of behaviour that inhibit your ability to realise your personal goals.

Kate Thomlinson

Kate is a highly skilled therapist. She has worked successfully in a variety of settings, including media, TV, journalism, law and higher education. She draws upon a broad range of therapeutic skills including existential, CBT, mindfulness and psychoeducation to enable clients to achieve the outcomes they want, in terms of professional and personal satisfaction and wellbeing.

Jodie Dilliway

Jodie is a psychotherapist with several years experience helping individuals address a wide range of concerns. She works collaboratively using a variety of therapies, including CBT psychoeducation and coaching skills to empower clients to make positive changes. Jodie draws upon a range of theories and techniques best suited to the needs of each client, helping them to understand and change patterns of unhelpful behaviour, which can hold them back.

Paul Glynn

Paul Glynn holds over 30 years experience as a therapist and is KlearMinds Clinical Director. Paul offers a warm, pragmatic and interactive approach to help you understand and go beyond the difficulties you are facing. He is passionate about empowering clients to develop the tools that can help them to resolve stuckness and positively change repetitive, problematic behaviours.

Tania Turner

Tania is an experienced psychotherapist and couples counsellor. She is highly skilled in helping couples and individuals address a wide range of concerns. She has a warm, collaborative, insightful approach and uses a range of therapies including psychodynamic and mindfulness, to enable her clients to understand and resolve issues constructively.

KlearMinds’ Unique CBT Therapy Approach

At KlearMinds, our CBT therapists in London use integrated cognitive behavioural therapy to help you understand the root of your problem and how to make changes that will last. Since some people find that symptoms can reoccur after a course of CBT alone, we combine CBT with other therapies to help you achieve changes you can maintain, for life.

If you feel ready to change things so you can create the life you really want, KlearMinds integrated psychotherapy and CBT can help you. Why wait? Contact us today.

Why is CBT not always successful?

Our team at KlearMinds treats many people for whom previous therapy has not been entirely successful. Many report that CBT therapy has been helpful to some extent but they come to us because the results just haven’t lasted or that the therapy didn’t really give them what they needed.

CBT can be excellent for providing clients with some understanding and strategies for dealing with symptoms of anxiety and depression.  However, it can be a limited tool for tackling the root of problems and enabling some clients to achieve lasting change.   Research, and our clinical experience demonstrate that utilising additional therapies to compliment CBT, can help clients to achieve better lasting outcomes.  This is how we work with you at KlearMinds.

How Many Sessions of CBT Will I Need?

  • A CBT therapy session will generally last 50 minutes 
  • Sessions can be weekly or fortnightly

Evidence indicates between 6 to 24 sessions for effective treatment, depending on the severity of your issues. However, because each individual is unique, several factors can influence how many sessions of cognitive behavioural therapy you might need. To learn more, visit our blog post on this topic by clicking How many CBT therapy sessions are needed to treat anxiety.


How Much Does a Private CBT Therapist Cost?

Individual – paying directly – £110 – £150 per session
Fees are charged on a per session basis – a standard session lasts 50 minutes
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Not sure which therapist or type of therapy you need?

Get in touch with Maggie Morrow, Award Winning Therapist & KlearMinds Director.
Maggie can help match you with the right therapist based on your needs.

For more information on how CBT Therapy works

Take a look at our comprehensive Guide to CBT Therapy for an in-depth explanation of how the therapy works, its effectiveness and how it compares to other treatments.


Further Self-Help & Reading on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Click the following links for some self-help tips and useful information on CBT:

A Guide to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Panic Attacks: How Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Can Help

Cognitive Distortions and Thinking Errors How CBT Can Help

How Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Can Help Treat Anxiety Disorders

How Can Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Help to Treat Depression?

How Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy Can Help with depression, anxiety and other issues

How CBT can help Treat Phobias

The History of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)


Written By

This page was written by Maggie Morrow (MSc, BSc, Adv Dip, UKCP) and medically reviewed in June 2022.

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We also offer online cbt counselling, click here to learn more.


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