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A number of health profession organisations and mental health charities provide information and support. Some of them also keep registers of cognitive therapists (though being listed doesn't mean a particular therapist is a specialist in suspicious thoughts). We list the organisations within a country alphabetically.


British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies
The Globe Centre
PO Box 9
Tel. No. 01254 875277
Web site:
Lists accredited cognitive therapists.

British Psychological Society
St. Andrews House
48 Princess Road East
Tel. 0116 254 9568
Web site:
Lists chartered clinical psychologists

The Mental Health Foundation
9th Floor
Sea Containers House
20 Upper Ground
London SE1 9QB
Tel. 0207 803 1100

MIND (National Association for Mental Health)
15-19 Broadway,
London E15 4BQ
tel. 020 8519 2122
Information line: 0845 766 0163
Web site:

Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre
Psychology Department
Warneford Hospital
Tel. 01865 223986
Web site:

30 Tabernacle Street
Rethink general enquiries:
Tel. 0845 456 0455 or email:
National Advice service:
Tel. 0208 974 6814 or email:
Web site:

The Royal College of Psychiatrists
17 Belgrave Square
Tel. 0207 235 2351
Web site:

1st Floor
Cityside House
40 Adler Street
E1 1EE
Tel. 0207 375 1002
SANELINE (helpline): 0845 767 8000
Web site:

The South London and Maudsley NHS Trust/Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London
The Maudsley Hospital
Denmark Hill
London SE5 8AZ
Web sites:

The PICuP Clinic is a specialist psychological therapies service providing CBT for paranoia and other distressing unusual experiences, such as hearing voices. It is headed by international clinical and academic experts, and shows excellent outcomes in terms of reduction in distressing symptoms and increase in quality of life. 91% of people who have had CBT with PICuP report that they are satisfied with the therapy they received.
PICuP takes referrals from GPs and community mental health teams throughout London and the South East1, and the clinic also accepts self-funded referrals.

PICuP Clinic, PO79
Clinical Treatment Centre
Maudsley Hospital
Denmark Hill
London SE5 8AZ
Tel: 0203 228 3524
Fax: 0203 228 5278
Web site:

1This is subject to the referring team/GP having a "contract" with the clinic, and referrals may need to go through a funding panel for approval.


The European Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (EABCT) Web site ( provides links to national cognitive therapy organisations in Europe. It lists, for example, the Web site for the Netherlands Association of Behaviour and Cognitive Therapy (which keeps a register of cognitive therapists):


The Academy of Cognitive Therapy
Web site:
Lists accredited cognitive therapists in the US and many other countries

American Psychiatric Association
1000 Wilson Boulevard
Suite 1825
Arlington, VA 22209
APA Answer Centre: 1-888-35-PSYCH
From outside the US and Canada: 1-703-907-7300
Web site:

American Psychological Society
750 First Street
NE, Washington
DC 20002-4242
Telephone: (800) 374-2721 or (202) 336-5500
Web site:
Keeps a register of psychologists.

The Association for the Advancement of Behaviour Therapy
305 Seventh Avenue - 16th Floor
New York
NY 10001-6008
Tel. 212 647 1890
Web site:
Keeps a directory of cognitive and behaviour therapists

Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy and Research
One Belmont Avenue, Suite 700
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004-1610
Phone: 610-664-3020
Web site:

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI)
Colonial Place Three
2107 Wilson Blvd., Suite 300
Arlington, VA 22201-3042
Information Helpline: 1-800-950-NAMI (6264)
Web site:

National Institute of Mental Health
Public Information and Communications Branch
6001 Executive Boulevard, Room 8184, MSC 9663
Bethesda, MD 20892-9663
Phone numbers:
301-443-4513 (local)
1-866-615-6464 (toll-free)
Web site:

National Mental Health Association (NMHA)
National Mental Health Association
2001 N. Beauregard Street, 12th Floor
Alexandria, Virginia 22311
Tel. No. (703) 684-7722
Web site:

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