Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

What Is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy?

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy or CBT is a talking therapy recommended by NICE (National Institute of Clinical Excellence) for the treatment of a wide range of psychological difficulties including:

  • Depression including postnatal depression
  • Stress
  • Panic disorder
  • Generalised Anxiety
  • Disorder (GAD)
  • Phobias including Agoraphobia, Social phobia( anxiety), and flying phobias.
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder ( OCD)
  • Eating disorders
  • Anger
  • Low self-esteem
  • Long term conditions
  • Menopause symtoms
  • Managing long term conditions.
  • Insomnia
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Psychosis


What does CBT entail?

In CBT, clients and therapists work together to understand a persons life experience  and how the connection between our thoughts, feelings, and behaviours have led to current difficulties being developed and maintained in situations. CBT looks to specifically target and change negative and unhelpful thoughts,  beliefs and assumptions, and the unhelpful behaviours and coping strategies  that maintain a problem. Sometimes we may also decide to focus on healing the distressing memories connected to a clients past if they impact on their current difficulties.

The number of CBT sessions required during treatment will depend on a clients needs and the level of complexity and severity of  their problems. Home practise of skills learnt during therapy sessions will help a client get the most out of sessions.  

At Feel Well Therapy we also offer

Experienced and Accredited CBT Therapists

At Feel Well Therapy we distinguish between therapists who may be using CBT approaches in their therapy and those that are trained to provide formulation based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy due to their enhanced level of training.

All of our CBT Therapists will have either a Diploma or Masters in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. Many of our therapists will also have a core training in Social Work, Occupational Therapy, or be a Registered Mental Health Nurse.

They will be accredited with the BABCP  the lead regulatory organisation for CBT therapists in the UK and be experienced clinicians. 

Meet The Team

Michelle Webster

Clinical Lead

An  experienced CBT and EMDR Therapists working with stress and mental health conditions. I have a special interest in trauma and also working with women experiencing peri/ menopause. Clinical lead and Director of Feel Well Therapy. 

Maxine Votier


I  am committed to delivering high quality therapy, and have a wealth of experience to bring to my work with clients.

I am a BABCP accredited supervisor and help train new therapists.

Joan Mc Cadden


My approach is caring, calm, socratic and non judgemental, thereby helping you to find the solution that works for you as an individual in your unique situation.

John Marshall


Throughout my career I have enjoyed running various training courses for counsellors on CBT and am committed towards my own ongoing professional development.

Join Our Team

Are you an accredited and experienced Cognitive Behavioural Therapist, Cognitive Analytical Therapist, Clinical Psychologist ,EMDR Therapist, or Counsellor and interested to join our network of affiliate therapists?

If so please get in touch with our Clinical Lead Michelle Webster via our contact page as we would love to talk to you.