Cambridge Centre for CBT

The Cambridge Centre for CBT is the leading centre for CBT practices in Cambridgeshire.

We are the largest team of CBT therapists in the UK working in a private setting. We deliver CBT interventions for all age groups and conditions, working seven days a week, from early morning to late in the evening offering specialist CBT interventions by highly qualified and experienced CBT therapists.

The Cambridge Centre for CBT is the only centre in Cambridge to specialise in CBT delivering therapy by BABCP accredited therapists


Why Cambridge Centre for CBT?

The centre is led by Mabel Martinelli, who is an experienced Psychologist and a BABCP accredited CBT Psychotherapist  / Supervisor.

The centre is located on its own clinical premises, providing a relaxing environment for the delivery of well-researched, scientifically based psychological interventions. These are delivered by highly qualified and accredited practitioners, who work under strict ethical and professional guidelines. We also facilitate supervised placements for trainees completing CBT related therapeutic programmes.

Within our team of therapists we have expertise to work with all ages, offering therapy for individuals, couples and families. We are able to offer therapy in English, Spanish and Italian.

The centre is conveniently located, with good accessibility and free parking.


CBT approach

Cognitive and Behavioural Therapy is an evidence based psychotherapeutic approach, proven effective for the treatment of a wide range of mental health problems and emotional difficulties.

CBT is a time limited and focused intervention which aims to effectively help clients to become their own best therapist.

CBT is a psychotherapeutic model of talking therapy recommended by the NICE (National Institute for Clinical Excellence) guidelines as the treatment of choice for most common mental health problems.

Some of the difficulties CBT is effective for, are:
– Depression and low mood
– Anxiety disorders (panic disorder, agoraphobia, OCD, GAD)
– Specific Phobias
– Eating disorders
– Trauma and PTSD

Source: NICE guideline

Cognitive and Behavioural Psychotherapy

The Cambridge Centre for CBT delivers specialist cognitive and behavioural practices by highly qualified and experienced cognitive and behavioural psychotherapists. It is the only centre in Cambridge to specialise in CBT delivering therapy by fully BABCP accredited therapists.

What is CBT?

CBT or Cognitive and Behavioural Therapy is a focussed, time-limited therapeutic approach, with an extensively researched evidence base. CBT is the treatment of choice recommended by NICE (National Institute for Clinical Excellence) for most mental health problems and emotional difficulties.

How can CBT help?

CBT looks at problems in the “here and now”, trying to understand and break vicious circles. It is by understanding the relationship between our thoughts, emotions and behaviours, and the interaction with our physiology and the environment, that we can make sense of our difficulties and learn ways of freeing ourselves from suffering. CBT aims to help a person to become their own best therapist. As such, it is helpful both in the short term and the long term.

How does CBT work?

In CBT, clients and therapists work together to generate a shared view of problems, to then identify and agree specific goals. A treatment plan is developed and strategies are put into practice to achieve these goals. The emphasis is in consolidating what is learned by practicing. This involves active work by the client between sessions (“homework”), which is expected and encouraged.

On average therapy takes between 10 to 12 sessions depending on how longstanding the difficulties are. Some clients benefit from briefer approaches of 4 to 6 sessions.


Rates and Professional Fees

We offer a sliding scale of fees, depending on the service and the experience of the therapist.

Self-funded Therapy sessions

Senior CBT Therapist: £95 to £150 per session
Qualified CBT Therapist: £75 to £90 per session
CBT Therapist in Training: £45 to £55 per session

We are able to offer concessions within this fees, depending on circumstances and availability, please contact us for more information.

Sessions Funded by Insurance Companies

The Senior CBT therapists are registered and recognised by all major medical insurers:

– PruHealth

Fees vary in accordance with the specific agreements set with the insurance companies. It is usually straightforward to arrange recognition with insurers. If your insurer is not listed, please contact us and we will be happy to organise this.

CBT Supervision

Individual supervision sessions and tutorials are charged at £80 per session.

We are also able to offer group supervision sessions, and welcome therapists who would like to join us for peer supervision. Please contact us for more information.


All appointments cancelled more than 24hrs before the appointment, will not be charged. Any sessions cancelled less than 24hrs before the appointment, will be charged in full.

Payment methods

Payment can be made by Bank Transfer or cash

We can invoice insurance companies or institutions directly when appropriate


Mabel Martinelli
Clinical Director

Please contact us by completing the form below. We aim to get back to you within 24 hours and answer your query as accurately as possible.

All our therapists are actively engaged in clinical, research and teaching duties, which affects their ability to reply to calls. We do therefore prefer an initial e-mail contact, where we will be able to answer most of your queries with regards to booking an appointment, suitability, availability, etc.

Please be aware that we are unable to offer an emergency service. If you are concerned about the wellbeing of a loved one, or need to speak to someone urgently, we would strongly recommend contacting your GP.

We run our practices from a number of clinical premises and are on occasion able to offer online therapy as well as home visits. Please keep in mind that our premises can be visited strictly by appointment only. To ensure the safety of our staff and clients, we are unable to see anyone at our premises unless a prior appointment has been arranged.