How can I get CBT?

  • Speak to your GP. They may refer you to someone trained in CBT - for example, a psychologist, nurse, social worker or psychiatrist.
  • The British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies keeps a register of accredited therapists.
  • You can try 'self-help' - using a book, internet programme or computerised CBT. This is more likely to work if you also receive support from a professional.

What will happen if I don't have CBT?

It depends very much on the problem. You could:
  • Wait to see if you get better anyway - you can always ask for CBT later if you change your mind.
  • Discus what alternatives could be available with your doctor.
  • Read more about CBT and its alternatives. 
  • If you want to "try before you buy", get hold of a self-help book or CD-Rom and see if it makes sense to you.

Facing a fear of flying

Step 1: Look at photos of planes.

Step 2: Watch a video of a plane in flight.

Step 3: Watch real planes take off.

Step 4: Book a plane ticket.

Step 5: Pack for your flight.

Step 6: Drive to the airport.

Step 7: Check in for your flight.

Step 8: Wait for boarding.

Step 9: Get on the plane.

Step 10: Take the flight.