What is CBT?

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is an effective type of therapy used to treat a range of common mental health problems, such as depression and anxiety. This type of therapy works to help you manage different situations or problems by changing the way you think and behave.

How CBT works

CBT is based on the concept that your thoughts and beliefs (cognitions) affect your behavior and feelings (behaviors), and that unhelpful thoughts and feelings can trap you in a vicious cycle.

This type of therapy helps you to deal with overwhelming problems more positively and realistically by breaking them down into smaller, more digestible chunks. Your therapist will work closely with you to help you change these unhelpful patterns to improve the way you feel and help you to cope with difficult situations.

Rather than focusing on issues from your past, CBT deals with your current problems and teaches you to apply the skills you have learnt during treatment to your everyday life. The overall aim of CBT is for you to learn new skills that you can keep using in order to prevent your problems from having a negative impact on your life, even after you have completed treatment.

Why choose online CBT?

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Focused and impactful

Online CBT is a focused and relatively short-term therapy that deals with the here and now. If you work collaboratively with your therapist, it will not take long to start noticing an improvement.

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Proven to be effective

Research has shown that online CBT is as effective as, if not better than, traditional methods of therapy.

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Revisit your sessions

Your therapy sessions are stored safely and securely forever, which means you can remind yourself of the techniques you learned even after your treatment has finished.

How Ieso works

Registering for therapy


We’ll ask you a few questions and match you to a personal therapist best suited to your needs

Therapy session with Ieso

Begin therapy

Your therapist will work closely with you to break down your problems and help you to change unhelpful thoughts and behavior patterns to improve the way you feel

Practicing CBT formulation

Keep practicing

You’ll be asked to practice the skills you have learned during your appointment in between sessions and in your next session you will discuss how it went

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Stay in touch

With Ieso, you can keep in touch with your therapist in between sessions to share updates and ask questions

Reach your goals and feel the difference

See results

Throughout your treatment, your therapist will continue to ask questions about your mood and symptoms to help monitor change and target those areas that are most upsetting and persistent

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