Brighton & Hove CBT
Brighton & Hove | Sussex

Welcome to

Brighton & Hove CBT


Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Brighton and Hove CBT provides cognitive behavioural psychotherapy treatments tailored to your specific needs.

Out of Office

Brighton and Hove CBT and Brighton Exiled/Refugee Trauma Service is closed for Easter from Tuesday 4 June until Monday 24 June 2024 inclusive and we will not be reading email messages, answering texts or collecting voicemail messages during this time.

Please do not call our telephone number as we are out of the country and not answering this service whilst on leave.

If you have an NHS referral to BERTS, kindly resend your referral after Monday 24 June.

If you are enquiring about private 1:1 cognitive behavioural psychotherapy for yourself, there is some availability in early July and we will respond to you on Monday 24 June.

If you have an urgent clinical matter to communicate to BERTS kindly email colin@colinblowers.com.

If you need any urgent help around mental health, please reach out to these services:

  • Mental Health Rapid Response Service (MHRRS)
    0300 304 0078
    24/7 support service if you feel you are in a mental health crisis. You can contact the service directly or health professionals and carers can ring for advice.
    www.sussexpartnership.nhs.uk/MHRRS
  • Sussex Mental Healthline
    0800 0309 500
    A 24/7 telephone service offering support and information to anyone experiencing mental health problems including stress, anxiety and depression.
    www.sussexpartnership.nhs.uk/sussex-mental-healthline
  • Staying Well Space (SWS) Brighton
    0800 023 6475, choose option #3
    Out-of-hours mental health crisis prevention service providing psychosocial support and crisis prevention planning. Individuals can phone the service directly to self-refer for support when they feel they aren't able to cope or feel they are headed towards a crisis point.
    Email stayingwell.brighton@southdown.org
    www.communityroots.org.uk/services/StayingWellBrighton
  • The Samaritans
    116 123
    A 24/7 confidential listening service providing emotional support for anyone in crisis. Their number is free from landlines and mobiles.
    Email jo@samaritans.org
    www.samaritans.org

If you have another pressing health problem call 111 for advice. In an emergency, dial 999 or go directly to A&E where there is 24 hour mental health support and a duty psychiatrist.


Introduction



Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is a talking therapy that can help you manage your problems by changing the way you think and behave. It is most commonly used to treat anxiety and depression, but can be useful for a wide range of mental and physical health problems.

In addition to depression or anxiety disorders, CBT can also help people with problems such as:

  • obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • panic disorder
  • post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • phobias
  • eating disorders, such as anorexia and bulimia
  • sleep problems, such as insomnia
  • health anxiety
  • problems related to alcohol or drug misuse
  • shyness and social anxiety
  • low self esteem
  • low mood/mood swings
  • anger management
  • relationship difficulties
  • histories of bullying and abuse
  • psychiatric diagnoses such as Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder

If you are looking for CBT, always make sure that your therapist is registered and accredited with the BABCP. The British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) keeps a register of all accredited therapists in the UK and The British Psychological Society (BPS) has a directory of chartered psychologists, some of whom specialise in CBT.

Brighton & Hove CBT is also registered with Skype Therapies as CBT is available via Skype and Facetime.

Brighton & Hove CBT offers psychotherapy via Skype, Facetime, Zoom, or WhatsApp calling from March 2020 for those who are isolating because of COVID-19

Brighton and Hove CBT also provides clinical supervision for therapists in training to practice CBT. Please contact to discuss.