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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

What the service does
How to access the service
Location of service
Useful links

What the service does

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is a talking therapy based on the theory that there is a connection between:

  • thoughts
  • feelings
  • what we do
  • how our body feels

Cognitive behavioural therapy involves the use of specific cognitive and behavioural techniques. Each of these is tailored to your individual needs.

Cognitive behavioural therapy is delivered by trained and accredited psychotherapists. It is suitable for a wide range of mental health problems, including:

  • panic disorder
  • health anxiety (hypochondria)
  • agoraphobia / other phobias
  • obsessive disorders, for example:
    • obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
    • body dysmorphic disorder (BDD)
    • trichotillomania (hair pulling disorder)
  • social anxiety
  • generalised anxiety
  • depression
  • complicated grief
  • post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

How to access the service

You can be referred to the cognitive behavioural therapy service by the following:

  • GP
  • primary mental health care team
  • another mental health team
  • consultant psychiatrist
  • mental health assessment centre

Screening and assessment interviews will be used to see if you are suitable for CBT.

Location of service

Cognitive behavioural therapy is available in a number of Trust locations:

Ballyowen Health Centre
179 Andersonstown Road
BT11 9EA
Tel: 028 9061 0611Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5pm
Bradbury Centre
1–17 Lisburn Road
Tel: 028 9504 7770Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm
Crumlin Road Health Centre
94–100 Crumlin Road
BT14 6AR
Tel: 028 9504 2610Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5pm
Whiterock Health Centre
6 Whiterock Grove
BT12 7RQ
Tel: 028 9063 3218Monday to Friday, 9am to 5.30pm
Woodstock Lodge
1–15 Woodstock Link
Tel: 028 9504 2900Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

Useful links

British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)
Irish Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (IABCP)


Locations where this service is delivered

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