Online Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

At some time in our lives most of us find ourselves feeling stressed, worried or low.

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) can help you identify and overcome negative thoughts and emotions, and is a commonly used treatment for people suffering from depression, anxiety or stress.

Plymouth Options now offers computerised CBT as part of their range of therapies, for people who would like support but find attending appointments difficult. This could be for many reasons; some people find the idea of talking to a therapist about private feelings daunting, while others find it inconvenient to fit into busy lives. Computerised CBT allows you to access therapy whenever and wherever you like, with minimal contact.

How do I register?

If you are 16 years and over and registered with a Plymouth GP you can self-refer to Plymouth Options by the following methods:


What happens next?

Once we receive your referral, a therapist from Plymouth Options will talk to you, either face to face or over the telephone, to assess if CBT is appropriate for you. Working with you, we will help develop your
treatment plan and arrange access to online CBT. This can be accessed by any device which has internet access, i.e. a tablet, smartphone, laptop, PC etc.

You will work at your own pace through a set of modules that use NICE recommended treatments and a therapist will contact you, either weekly or fortnightly, as part of your planned review to give you feedback and answer any questions that you may have.

If you would like to find out more about online CBT please click here or here.

To find out more about the other therapies provided by Plymouth Options, please click here.


Plymouth Options is not an acute service so is not suitable for people:

  • Who are a high risk to themselves or others, such as current risk of suicide or serious self-harm
  • Using other mental health services, such as the Community Mental Health Team
  • Who have current or severe and enduring mental health needs and as such require specialist services

If this service is not suitable for you and you feel at high risk to yourself or others please contact your GP or call 111.