Mental health treatments

A person’s problems are shaped by their personal experiences and perspectives. Your mental health treatment will be as individual as you are. Smart CBT provides five evidence-based treatments:

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT)


Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)



Who are our clients?

Smart CBT treats a range of mental health problems, including (but not limited to) panic, phobias, OCD, general anxiety, social anxiety, depression, eating disorders, low self-esteem, PTSD, sleep disorders, addiction problems, stress, long term conditions and pain management. The main service is for individuals, but group therapy can be organised when appropriate.





There are a number of ways that you may be introduced to private therapy with us. Here are some typical pathways:

  • direct contact from individual (self-referral)
  • GPs
  • health professionals
  • mental health professionals
  • medical insurance providers
  • NHS referrals
  • private practice consultants
  • psychiatrists
  • solicitors
  • employers




What to expect

The first step to organising a session with us is a free triage phone call, which will last approximately 15 minutes. If you would like more information about the process of undergoing mental health treatment, we’ve put together a short guide about what to expect.





We are an Ipswich-based practice. If you live far away from Ipswich or have mobility concerns, please consider contacting Smart CBT about online or phone therapy. These are our location options:

Hygge Cabin or Forest Cabin

Outside with Walking Talking Therapy

Remote or mobile via online or phone





At Smart CBT’s cabins, online or by phone

One hour assessment is £100

One 50-minute treatment session is £75

Walking Talking Therapy

One 50-minute treatment session is £75


Bespoke requests for mental health treatments or for other services (see below), are priced on application. Payment is taken at the end of a session, with either cash or cards accepted. 48 hours notice is required for cancellation. Payment for a session is required for non-attendance or less than 48 hours notice. If you require support with funding treatment, you may find it useful to contact John Dorkin Charity or The Martineau Trust.




shutterstock_371857069_lowOther services

Please contact Smart CBT with the queries you have – our psychotherapist, Sarah Gibbs, is happy to discuss any ideas or needs. You may be interested in:

    • clinical supervision
    • consultancy advice and signposting
    • corporate events
    • training
    • special-interest talks or group facilitation within education centres, charities, societies or social groups
    • report writing