Oxford CBT / Online Therapy

Online CBT Therapy


What is Online Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)?

Online CBT therapy sessions are a flexible alternative to in person sessions and have been proven to be equally as effective. Accessible therapy for whatever your location, at a time that suits your needs, whether you’re unable to travel, live or work overseas or simply just busy.

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Why choose online Cognitive Behaviour therapy (CBT)?

How Online CBT Therapy works

Cognitive Beahvioural Therapy (CBT) Assessment

Step 1

Assess your needs

Complete the screening questionnaire and we will connect you with a therapist according to your situation, needs and requirement criteria.

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Step 2

Book appointment with A Therapist

Bookings can be done by telephone, the online booking portal or email. At the end of your assessment your therapist will advise on the number of sessions needed for your course of therapy and schedule them to fit around you.

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Step 3

Begin your online session

Attend online sessions by finding a suitable spot that is confidential and log in through the provided link at the time of your session.

Therapists who provide Online Cognitive Behaviour therapy (CBT)

Our team of qualified therapists specialise in helping people with all forms of anxiety. This includes Mental Health, Panic Attacks, Social Anxiety, Health Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Sleep Problems, work stress and PTSD.

Begin your
wellness journey

Get in touch with us and we will assess your needs and expertly pair you with the right clinician and services to get you on the path to embracing life.

Already have an idea of your condition? Take a self-assessment screening for our clinicians to further evaluate.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long will I have to wait for my first online cognitive behaviour therapy Session?

At Oxford CBT, we prioritise helping you start your treatment sooner. 

With our commitment to prompt availability and efficient scheduling, we work to minimise waiting times and ensure you can access therapy without delay. 

Our goal is to provide fast and flexible access to CBT therapy online tools which are tailored to your needs. 

Contact our clinic today, and we will work with you to find the earliest available appointment, so you can begin your treatment promptly and receive the support you need.

What does online cognitive behaviour therapy treat?

Online cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a type of treatment that can effectively treat a wide range of mental health conditions and emotional difficulties. 

Online CBT can be adapted to various mental health concerns and is effective for treating mood disorders and addressing negative thought patterns. Some of the common difficulties that online CBT can help with include; anxiety disorders, depression, PTSD, eating disorders, sleep issues, and relationship difficulties. 

By modifying negative thought patterns, online CBT provides valuable support for a variety of mental health concerns.

What are online cognitive behaviour therapy sessions like?

Online therapy sessions involve meeting with a therapist through a secure online platform. 

Similar to an in-person therapy session, you’ll book a session, connect through video and voice, and have a discussion. 

The therapist may use various techniques tailored to your needs, and interactive tools may be available. Live sessions typically last around 50 minutes, and you could have homework between sessions to support your progress. 

Online therapy is convenient, accessible, and effective for addressing mental health concerns.

How can i get online cognitive behaviour therapy?

To access online cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) with Oxford CBT, we offer multiple options for getting started. You can contact us by phone to speak with our team directly, or you can reach out via our contact form on our website. 

Additionally, you have the option to book an initial assessment through our convenient “Book Appointment” button. 

During the initial assessment, we will review your needs and determine if online CBT is suitable for you. 

Our qualified therapists are ready to provide you with professional online CBT services. 

Contact us today to take the first step towards improving your mental wellbeing.

Can I do online cognitive behaviour therapy by myself?

Although there are self-help resources available online for cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), engaging in online CBT without a qualified therapist may have limitations.

Self-help resources can provide general information and exercises, but for personalised guidance and support, it is advisable to consult with a qualified therapist. 

CBT typically involves a collaborative process between a trained therapist and the individual receiving  therapy. The therapist helps to assess, guide, and tailor the treatment to the individual’s specific needs. 

They can assess your needs and determine whether self-help resources or a therapist-guided approach would be more suitable for you.

What do I need for online cognitive behaviour therapy?

To join online cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), you’ll just need the following:

  • Internet connection: Make sure you have a stable internet connection to access your online therapy session.
  • Device: You can use a computer, laptop, tablet, or smartphone with a camera and microphone.
  • Private space: Find a quiet and private spot where you can have your therapy sessions without interruptions.
  • Headphones (optional): While not necessary, headphones can enhance audio quality and privacy.

How long does online cognitive behaviour therapy take?

Depending on your needs, the length of time in online cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) can vary. 

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence’s (NICE) recommendations state that 6 to 24 sessions are typically required for CBT. 

Each session is about 50 minutes long. However, the exact number of sessions will be determined based on your progress and treatment goals. 

Your therapist will work with you to ensure you receive the right duration of therapy to meet your specific needs.

Is Online CBT as good as face to face CBT Techniques?

Yes, Online therapy techniques have received significant recognition for its positive outcomes in treating various mental health conditions. 

The type of therapy you receive may depend on your personal preferences and the nature of your condition. 

In many cases, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) delivered online has been found to be as effective as face-to-face CBT for many individuals. 

Numerous studies have demonstrated its effectiveness in reducing symptoms, improving functioning, and promoting overall well-being. While

offering similar outcomes to in-person therapy, it also provides convenience, accessibility, and flexibility. It’s an empowering and effective option that brings therapy

right to your fingertips.

What if online cognitive behaviour therapy isn’t right for me?

Finding what works best for you is the most important consideration when deciding between online and in-person treatment. If online cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) isn’t the right fit for you, there are other therapy options available which can easily be switched over to at Oxford CBT.

Why Do People Use Online / Telephone Counselling?

For many people, taking the first step can be a little daunting, so settling down in the familiar surroundings of your home for a chat can help those nerves. Or perhaps between work, picking up kids from school, cooking dinner, walking dogs, there just aren’t enough hours in the day to drive to see a therapist – but you can squeeze in a virtual session. 

We hear many reasons as to why online therapy just works better for some people including: 

  • Lack of time to fit in travel to and then from an in-person appointment
  • Physical hurdles such as transport issues or not living close to a clinic
  • Shyness, embarrassment and/or nerves
  • Agoraphobia or socially anxious
  • Privacy – you don’t need to worry about bumping into someone you know in the waiting room

How Online Counselling Works

One of the best things about remote therapy is that it can work using the tech and apps you already use every day. Desktop, laptop, tablet or phone, as long as it’s got a camera, a microphone and internet connection, you’re halfway there! We use a simple video software that works on all platforms, ensuring a stress free appointment. The content of your session is exactly the same as it would be, minus the travel.

What To Expect From Online Virtual Counselling

Everything you would experience in a face-to-face session you can expect online – we’ll just be on the other end of the phone and screen! Cognitive Behavioral Theory (CBT) is designed to allow us to work with patients to discuss life’s problems, which may include work stress, difficulties with relationships, excessive pain, self-esteem issues and uncomfortable emotions such as depression, anxiety, bereavement, stress and anger. Rather than focusing on the past, CBT Therapy focuses on the present, using reference to the past to help understand why we may be thinking or behaving in a certain ways. We then learn to change our unhelpful thoughts and behaviours through exploring the ways we think about past, present and future life events.


Counselling Online And Remote Therapy – Is It Just As Effective As Seeing Someone?

Remote therapy has similar levels of patient satisfaction to face-to-face therapy, and studies have shown that the empathetic relationship between patient and therapist, vital for effective therapy, is not compromised. Studies have also shown that when remote therapy has been used to maintain consistent appointments during challenging circumstances, people feel less anxious, and may even need to contact their therapist less. A 2018 study published in the Journal of Psychological Disorders found that online Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (or iCBT) was “effective, acceptable and practical health care”.  Importantly, another study documented that positive improvements were still sustained at the one-year follow-up by patients that had undertaken online Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.


Does It Have To Be On A Video Platform?

To get the most out of the live therapy session we do require you to have access to a laptop, phone or tablet with a camera and microphone. Once your appointment is booked with one of our highly qualified cbt therapists we will send you a link that will become live at the time of your appointment. All you need to do is click on the link and follow the very simple instructions. 

What Happens If I Don’t Have Access To The Platforms That Oxford CBT Use?

As long as you have an internet connection, webcam and microphone, the appointment link we send you will work! It’s straight forward, easy to use and our therapists will put you at ease as soon as the call connects. 

What Virtual Packages Do You Offer?

No therapy is one-size-fits-all, and every case is different. But remote therapy is generally suitable for most people experiencing mild to moderate mental health problems. We offer a range of therapies targeted to work with patients to discuss life’s problems, which may include work stress, difficulties with relationships, excessive pain, self-esteem issues and uncomfortable emotions such as depression, anxiety, bereavement, stress and anger.

Do I Get To Talk To A Real Person As Some Of These Apps Are Just Text And Pre-Recorded Videos?

There are many sites who offer discounted sessions for online therapy but have you ever wondered why you are paying less than if you went in person? On these sites you will often be talking to a different person each time who has no connection to you, and in some cases you might not even be talking to a real person at all!  

You can never be sure as to whether the therapist is in the same country, holds appropriate qualifications and worst of all, whether what they suggest is personalised, or just a generic solution offered to anyone with similar symptoms. We believe online therapy shouldn’t be any different to in-person therapy which is why you will always speak to the same therapist, build a relationship with them and work through a tailor made programme designed specifically for you. 


Will You Keep The Recordings Of My Virtual Therapy?

None of your virtual therapy sessions will be recorded or shared with anyone else. 

Are Our Online Virtual Therapy Sessions Secure?

Absolutely – online therapy is a safe and secure way to speak with an Oxford therapist. The therapist will have their video on so you can be sure as to who you are talking too, and the sessions are not recorded. 

What Makes You Qualified To Do Online Therapy

At Oxford CBT we have a fantastic and growing team of over twenty clinicians, committed to the wellbeing of both their clients and the wider community that we are all a part of. As well as bringing great skills and experience, they are also truly wonderful people. We only employ the best at OxfordCBT, and can guarantee that all our therapists hold the appropriate qualifications and experience to deliver an outstanding service. 

Are There Any Conditions That You Would Not Recommend For Online Virtual Therapy?

Although online therapy has been proven to be as effective as in-person therapy, we would not recommend it for anyone experiencing more severe problems or conditions such as suicidal thoughts, psychosis, anorexia or anyone under the age of 16. If you fall into one or more of these categories we would suggest booking an in person appointment. When should I see a therapist ?

Do You Have An App Like Other Online Companies?

We don’t have an app because we treat all our online sessions just as we would an in-person session. The session will be personal and tailored entirely to the specific problems you are facing and an app just doesn’t provide the level of support we do!

For My Online Therapy Sessions Do I Have To Commit To A Course of Sessions?

Your therapist may recommend a certain number of sessions, but it is up to you whether you decide to take that advice. Most people quickly realise that multiple sessions help them really deal with the issues they are facing, but if you feel that you don’t need any further sessions after your first we won’t tie you into any packages. Likewise, if you start with online therapy but once you have a connection with your therapist would rather meet in person for a face-to-face session that’s fine! We are flexible around your schedule and what works for you. 

All clinicians at Oxford CBT are Cognitive Behavioural Therapists or are Psychologists, offering evidence-based interventions and support for a range of issues for both young people and adults. If you would like to book an appointment you can do so on our online booking portal. If you have questions please get in touch via our online contact form or call us on 01865 920077. 

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