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.