CBT, What is it?

CBT is a talking therapy that helps to redefine negative thinking and thought patterns into more positive and useful ones that are helpful to us. It works on the assumption that our thoughts, feelings, emotions, and behaviours are all linked together so that each will have an effect on the other. By learning to recognise and question negative thoughts, we are able to use a variety of techniques to change upsetting ideas into positive ones that are beneficial.

This therapy is a collaborative approach; therefore, it is driven by what you want to achieve working in conjunction with the therapist. Sessions last approximately 30 – 60 mins, the number required can be anything from 5 – 20 sessions depending on individual circumstances. These can be weekly or fortnightly depending on the individual requirements. The client will also be asked to commit to undertaking homework between sessions in order to achieve the best outcome possible.


Initial Consultation £50
Length of Session: 45 mins

Cost per therapy Session:

  • Individual £55

A discount is offered to all armed forces and emergency services personnel, NHS staff, university staff, and students.



Who can it help?

CBT is usually used to help those with anxiety and depression and in people learning to live with a long term condition. However, it is also useful in some panic disorders and post-traumatic stress disorder.

What happens in a session?

An initial consultation is always offered to every client, this ensures that an individual fully understands the process and commitment needed. During this, the therapist will ask questions about your life and health and discuss any issues such as anxiety or depression, and how they affect your life. This allows a full assessment to be made as to the suitability of CBT if this is not appropriate other forms of therapy can be suggested.

Following sessions will consist of you and the therapist working together to analyse your thoughts, feelings and behaviour, to see if they are unrealistic or unhelpful, and to see what the effect of these is. After this, therapy will help you to change your thoughts into ones that are more helpful, making you feel better by breaking the problem down into smaller parts.

What if I am already having treatment from my

CBT can help improve conditions that are also being treated by your doctors such as anxiety and depression. However, you should continue to take advice and medication if prescribed from your doctor, and inform them that you are receiving CBT. It is also important that you disclose any other treatment or medication to your therapist, as this could affect your therapy.

What Our Clients Have to Say

“I reached out to Horizon and started CBT because I was struggling to manage and rationalize my worries and anxieties on a daily basis for a multitude of reasons.

CBT helped me talk through my issues and enabled me to adjust my thoughts and encourage a positive mindset. This helped me to not only accept my anxiety but work with it to rationalize my thoughts and worries.

It has taken time but CBT has helped me to create useful techniques to manage the anxiety and aided me to build my confidence up. I couldn’t be more grateful for the time and patience Natasha has shown me throughout my sessions.”

— Louise

“Deciding to visit Horizon Counselling Services is definitely one of the best decisions I have ever made. Alan’s holistic approach to therapy was extremely helpful.He used a combination of hypnotherapy and counselling to help me with insomnia and anxiety.

My life has been completely transformed since accessing this support. I have moved on from a destructive relationship, and I am pursuing my dream career….and I actually sleep! Amazing!

Alan’s approach is warm and friendly. He is a great guy who is passionate about what he does. I would thoroughly recommend him to anyone thinking of exploring counselling.”

— Katie

“I highly recommend Horizon for the support given to me over the past few months. It has been amazing!

Natasha especially, has given me the confidence and support in coping with a family bereavement. I feel so much more positive in many aspects of my life.

I have learnt skills and techniques which are helping me with this journey.

Thank you Natasha!”

— Leann