Improve the way you feel by changing the way you think with a course of CBT

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is an effective treatment for many mental health and emotional issues, including anxiety, depression, low self-esteem and eating issues.

Work one-to-one with an experienced CBT therapist and learn new coping skills and helpful tools that you can draw upon throughout your life. 

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CBT changed my perspective

"After my first anxiety episode, I felt confused and unsettled. I’d never experienced anything like it and didn't know how to stop it from happening again. My therapist identified the negative thought patterns through a systematic approach and helped me re-establish a healthier perspective. The methods she used are simple but powerful. After only a few sessions, I started to see an improvement."

Mark, 36, London

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How CBT works

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is a practical therapy that usually focuses on overcoming a particular problem. You can choose to do your CBT sessions either online via video or text, or in-person.

Learn the connections

During your course of CBT, your therapist will help you draw out the links between thoughts, emotions, actions and bodily sensations and help you to understand how they’re all interconnected.

Identify the vicious cycle

The cognitive part of CBT helps you to identify and manage unhelpful ways of thinking. The behavioural part relates to the actions you try to take to prevent feared outcomes from happening. How bodily sensations and emotions are interpreted and acted upon also feed in, creating vicious cycles. 

Understand the triggers

CBT can also help you identify the ‘triggers’ that lead to negative thinking patterns and teach you how to replace them with more balanced thoughts, leading to more helpful behaviours. 

New coping strategies

CBT can often also involve looking at ways of coping with emotions and learning new strategies to do so. An example of this could be anxiety management or anger management.

Practice what you've learnt

Your therapist may give you tasks to complete in between your CBT sessions to help support the work you do together during therapy, for example gathering information or practising new skills. With our app, you can always have your therapy resources to hand and strengthen patterns.

Start feeling better again

Your therapist will work with you to develop coping tools and strategies that you can continue to use after your sessions and draw upon throughout your life.

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Other CBT approaches

CBT tends to work well as a short-term, focused therapy taking place over weeks or months. However, there are many different versions of CBT, including those that look at how and when negative beliefs developed in the past and the impact they’re now having in the present.

Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) are all types of CBT approaches too. They tend to focus on the relationship we have to our thoughts, rather than their content, and how we can get some distance from them.

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Why choose to do therapy with us?

When you’re ready to engage with therapy, the quality of your experience counts. At My Therapy Assistant, we take care of everything so that you can focus on your journey to feeling better.

Flexible sessions

Start with a single session, or book a course. Choose to do 30, 50 or 80 minutes.. Switch from online to in-person sessions. You choose how you want to complete your therapy journey.

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Founded by a clinical psychologist with decades of expertise, we carefully screen and assess every therapist in our network with a rigorous quality standard so you can feel confident about the support that's available to you.

Bespoke therapy

The era of one-size-fits-all is over. Our network of experienced therapists offer a broad range of cutting-edge evidence-based therapies and will tailor a bespoke approach to best suit your needs.

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Simple from start to first session and beyond

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Select the best therapist for your needs

Use our search and filter option to find the right therapist for you, or take a quick assessment for recommendations based on your needs.

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Choose when and how you want to do therapy

Select a time, date and session length that suits you, and choose whether to do your sessions in-person or online via video or live chat.

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Nurture change and start feeling better

Your therapist will create bespoke treatment sessions, all supported by our therapy-enhancing resources and accessed through our platform.

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Create own therapy journey

My Therapy Assistant brings together video, chat, and in-person sessions, giving you greater flexibility. Choose to do online sessions one week and in-person sessions the next. You can create the right therapy journey to suit your availability and needs.

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Video Call

Speak to your therapist face-to-face online from home or wherever you choose

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Live Chat

For those who prefer to open up over text, choose to talk to your therapist over live chat

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In Person

Want to meet in with your therapist in-person? Meet with your therapist at a location near you

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Start your journey

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