Appointments currently available for telephone or virtual CBT via Skype, Zoom, Whatsapp and Facetime

Joy Bowhay

BABCP Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist in Leeds

I am a mental health nurse who had over 30 years’ experience working for the NHS and is fully accredited by the BABCP to provide Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). I am also qualified to provide supervision for CBT trainees or therapists.

My Approach

I take an integrative-based approach towards Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. This means I work collaboratively with clients to help them identify their negative behaviours and patterns. Together, we shall develop methods to aid change.

There is no single approach that works for everyone, but I do emphasise the importance of formulation-driven CBT, using researched models with a clinical evidence base. I also place great importance on the individual at the centre of the therapy.

I am based in North Yorkshire, with CBT rooms available in central Leeds. I am also available to do CBT from the comfort of your own home, with telephone and web-based appointments.

Some frequently asked questions

How do I make an appointment?

Your first appointment will consist of an assessment where we can go over your history and establish the right course of treatment for you. You can arrange an appointment either by ringing me on 07746 184472 or emailing

Can I still see you even if I am with an insurance agency?

I accept clients who are privately paying or who are with insurance agencies such as Aviva or Bupa. Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any queries.

What will happen during my first appointment?

Your first appointment will take place at a time/place we have prearranged. The main aim of the first appointment will be to complete an in-depth assessment. We shall also explore the difficulties you are experiencing, as well as your aims of coming for treatment.

The assessment appointment will last 50 minutes; subsequent appointments are also 50 minutes long.

How much will it cost?

CBT costs can vary dependent on the services you require. This can all be covered prior to your first appointment. Please feel free to send me an email.


Is CBT right for me?

Click here to find out about the different areas and conditions Cognitive Behavioural Therapy can support.

Book An Appointment

If you want to book an appointment, please give me a call on 07746 184472 or use this contact form.

First Session

At your first session, we will take a history and complete an assessment before formulating a treatment plan together.