CBT for Adults

We offer Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for adults.

What is CBT?

CBT is a therapy which aims to disrupt negative patterns of thought in order to find relief from difficult feelings. It differs from psychotherapy in the way that it focuses on your experience of daily life, rather than talking about the past.

What help is available?

CBT can be helpful to people experiencing a wide range of emotional difficulties. If you are experiencing anxiety or depression, or eating-related problems, you may be offered it alongside psychotherapy, or as a stand-alone treatment. 

How does it work? (triage/ assessment etc.)

When you make an enquiry, you will be asked to provide some basic information about yourself and what you are struggling with. You will then be offered a telephone consultation where you can provide a clearer picture, which will help our clinicians decide on a course of action. If CBT is deemed appropriate, you will then meet with a therapist for an initial assessment.

How much will it cost?

Fees differ between therapists and types of therapy. You will be given a clear idea of cost before any treatment begins.

Make an Enquiry

Complete our short enquiry form and one of our staff will get back to you as soon as possible

More infomation about CBT

Follow the link below for more infomation on CBT available from the NHS.

More Info

Our Specialists

Dr Philip Hayton


Dr Esther Serrano-Ikkos


Professor Janet Reibstein


Ana Ribeiro


Professor Jamie Hacker Hughes


Dr Philip Hayton

Categories: *CBT for Adults, *CBT for Children, *Counselling and psychotherapy for adults, *Counselling and psychotherapy for children, Psychologists

Dr Hayton was doctorate trained at Salomons Clinical Psychology Training Programme, emphasising family, adult, parent, and child developmental psychology at the Child & Family Department at the NHS Tavistock Clinic where he completed a specialisation. He works in Hertfordshire and London. He has contributed to CFP for many years and co-chairs the Adult Practice group at TCFP.

A founding member of the Holistic Faculty of the British Psychological Society, Dr Hayton is a skilled and sensitive practitioner in the treatment of psychological stress, difficulty and trauma in individuals of all ages, utilising a broad range of Cognitive and other Psychological and Systemic approaches in brief and longer-term periods of therapy. With extensive ‘lifespan development’ and systemic expertise in organisations, Dr Hayton also offers specialist coaching programmes, drawing on further training at the Tavistock Institute and research at Ashridge.

An experienced clinical psychologist from leading NHS services, Dr Hayton is faculty for a UK Counselling Psychology professional doctorate. In private practice, his clients – across the full range of leaders, adults, parents, and young people – are offered the very best quality and value, receiving personally tailored psychological support and care through individualised developmental assessment; advice; therapy, coaching programmes, and/or counselling, for meaningful and lasting growth.

    Dr Esther Serrano-Ikkos

    Categories: *CBT for Adults, *CBT for Children, *Counselling and psychotherapy for adults, *Counselling and psychotherapy for children, *EMDR, Psychologists

    Dr Serrano-Ikkos is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist currently working in the NHS (ST Mark’s Hospital) and privately. Previously, she was a staff member at Great Ormond Street Hospital for 14 years, where she was involved in clinical, research and service development, and international teaching activities.

    Dr Serrano-Ikkos studied clinical psychology at the Autonoma University of Madrid, completing postgraduate degrees in Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy; and Systemic Family Therapy at University College, University of London, where she also completed her Ph.D. In addition, she is a fully trained Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapist.

    Her special interests are psychological interventions for Psychological Trauma (e.g. personal injury) and to enhance quality of life in chronic physical and debilitating illness (e.g. cancer; IBS). She also provides a wide range of services for children, adolescents and adults including Anxiety, Panic Attacks, Phobias, Depression, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, School/Work Related Stress, Anger, Confidence & Self Esteem, Relationships and Bereavement.

      Professor Janet Reibstein

      Categories: *CBT for Adults, *Counselling and psychotherapy for adults, *Couple and relationship therapy, *Family Therapy, *London Intercultural Couples Centre, *Separation and Divorce, Psychologists

      Janet Reibstein is a psychologist , individual psychotherapist , and family therapist. She works with individuals, couples, and families, as well as relationships at work. She is Professor in the School of Psychology at the University of Exeter, where she runs postgraduate training in family therapy and systemic practice for The Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. She was formerly Affiliated Lecturer inSocial and Political Sciences at the University of Cambridge where she was also Psychological Consultant to Kings College, Cambridge. She is the author of six books and numerous articles covering her research on various aspects of relationships; couples and families; divorce and separation; and the psychological and emotional effects of illness on families and couples. Professor Reibstein has also contributed documentary series for television and Radio 4.

        Ana Ribeiro

        Categories: *CBT for Adults, *Counselling and psychotherapy for adults, *Mindfulness, Psychologists

        Ana Ribeiro is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist and Mindfulness Teacher who was trained in the UK, France & Brazil. She has many years of experience working across the life span in the NHS before moving to private practice. She has worked in a variety of clinical settings including GP surgeries, adolescent inpatient units, adult inpatient units and community teams.

        In her private practice, she has a wide range of international clients, and her main focus of work is with late adolescents and adults (16 year olds onwards).

        She offers therapy for a broad range of psychological difficulties including anxiety, panic attacks, depression, low self-esteem, work and school/UNI related stress (including management and prevention), sleeping problems, relationship difficulties, bereavement, and issues related to displacement and living away from home or in a foreign country. Ana has been practicing mindfulness meditation her whole life and is fully trained to teach Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy. She has been for years teaching the 8 week course in small group settings and to individuals when appropriate. She continues to develop her skills and experience, attending regular training in Oxford and with other leading trainers in this field. In addition, she has special interests in the consequences of trauma, the power of resilience, the influence of one’s culture and beliefs to one’s mental health and wellbeing, self-development, confidence building & facilitating change and transformation. Her work may draw upon a variety of approaches including Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Insomnia (CBTi), Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Systemic thinking and compassionate approaches to therapy. She offers therapy in English, French and Portuguese.

          Professor Jamie Hacker Hughes

          Categories: *CBT for Adults, *EMDR, Directors, Psychologists

          Professor Jamie Hacker Hughes is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist, EMDR Consultant, Clinical Neuropsychologist, Registered Psychologist Specialising in Psychotherapy and Registered Applied Psychology Practice Supervisor and is currently Visiting Professor of Psychology at the University of Hertfordshire, Visiting Professor of Psychology at the University of Northumbria, Honorary Professor of Psychology at Lomonosov Moscow State University. Jamie specialises in the assessment and treatment of anxiety and stress problems, especially traumatic stress problems, and addictions. Following a short service commission in the Army, Jamie studied psychology at Birmingham University and University College London, psychopathology at Darwin College Cambridge, clinical psychology at Surrey University and war and psychiatry at King’s College London and trained as a clinical psychologist in the NHS. Jamie has worked in the field of psychotraumatology for 20 years. After an initial 5 years working in the NHS, Jamie worked as a consultant clinical psychologist with the MoD for 12 years, during which time he was the first senior lecturer in military psychology at the newly founded Academic Centre of Defence Mental Health at King’s College London, Head of Defence Clinical Psychology and the MoD’s first Defence Consultant Advisor in Psychology. He travelled widely to operational theatres including Bosnia, Kosovo, Northern Ireland, Iraq and Afghanistan and worked extensively with NATO and Partnership for Peace colleagues. Jamie is an EMDR Consultant and Supervisor, was a Founder Board Member of the UK Psychological Trauma Society and is a past President of the British Psychological Society as well as being patron or honorary president of a number of charities. Jamie has published widely with nearly 100 peer-reviewed papers, books and book chapters and has lectured on his specialist field of psychological trauma around the world. He is known for making his subject area accessible to all and easily understood, with frequent appearances in the media on BBC 1, BBC News Channel,  ITV, Channel 4, Sky BBC radio and in several broadsheet and tabloid newspapers. For more information go to www.jamiehackerhughes.com