The CBT'ers Club


Mental Health is Everyone's Business


Thanks for your interest in joining as a Registered Member of The CBT’ers Club.

Before  applying for  Membership, please read the About Section  to get an idea of what we are about and what we do.  Still interested in joining?  See details below on how to apply for Membership!

The Club will be of interest to  psychotherapists, counsellors, coaches, psychologists and practitioners using CBT with clients and patients (work or volunteering). It is an in-person, face-to-face Club. providing regular networking gatherings, peer  support and supervision groups, workshops, CPD, discussion groups, social gatherings and lots more. If you are a practitioner of CBT - trainee or qualified - you are more than welcome to join!

PLEASE NOTE: we are currently taking a break and not accepting any Membership Applications. If you wish to become a Member in the future, please email us and we can add you to the Contact List or check back at a later date. Thanks.

The CBT’ers Club meets on a regular basis (every 6-8 weeks). We hope to interpolate  CPD meetings with social gatherings, support networks,  Topic and Discussion Gatherings, P.E.D.S Workshops,  Therapist Peer Support  Groups and more 'formal' Training and Courses.

 Topic and Discussion Gatherings,  include discussion of a specific theme (e.g. depression), treatment plans, case studies, personal experiences with clients, case studies,  video/films, as well as ideas, updates and CBT-related news.  These incur 3 hours CPD.

Therapist Peer Support Groups have 6-8 Members per group. Members confer with one another by reciprocating key topics of their professional everyday lives, with the aim of providing solutions for difficult situations or challenges with clients, colleagues, personal concerns or business matters. 

P.E.D.S Workshops   offer 3 hours of CPD and based around a Presentation (P), sharing Experiences (E), a Discussion (D) and some Skills (S) practice.  This was be based on a specific theme/topic (e,g, personality disorders; anxiety; relationships; eating disorders etc.).

Business Clubs  have 6-8 Members per group and are for psychotherapists, counsellors,  coaches and other  practitioners working in, or looking to work in, private practice. Topics and discussions might include:  Advertising; Researching/Marketing your Business; Premises; Insurance: Networking; Business Plans and much more!

Social Events are friendly, informal and fun - a chance to relax for a while. Socials offer the time to chat, network, make new friends and get to know each other a little better over a relaxed lunch or yummy dinner. We aim to have 2 per year.

Training and Courses  offer more 'formal' training and   are typically one-day events. We are currnently developing these, although we do offer some one-day courses currently.  These provide 6-7 hours of CPD.

See  Member Services Section for more details on the above. We welcome anyone to join as a Registered Member. Please see the Membership Criteria box to the right.

As a Registered Member, you can expect to be involved in our various events and gatherings,  be part of the newsletter (if you want), make friends, receive support and have fun too! You will have a fantastic opportunity to network, make new contacts, discuss CBT news and developments and be part of a network group that involves people from all parts of Scotland .

Please see the Benefits of Membership box  for some of the benefits of becoming a  Registered Member.

Examples of Past Meetings, Gatherings and Events include:

  • Working with Clients with Anxiety
  • CBT and Self-Harm
  • The Accreditation Process
  • Challenges and Dilemmas in CBT Practice
  • Working with Depression in CBT
  • Using Psychological Assessment Scales in CBT
  • Eating Disorders and CBT
  • Challenges and Support: Working as an Independent Practitioner
  • General Discussion: CBT
  • Social Events/Lunch Afternoons
  • Therapist Peer Support Groups
  • Business Club Meetings

                                ......... and lots more to come!


Anyone from Scotland who is:

  • Over 16 years old;
  • Qualified or trainee practitioner who wholly/partially incorporate CBT into paid work, placement, training or volunteering practice;
  • Members: CBT Psychotherapists, Counsellors; Coaches; Students, Trainees; Psychologists; Mental Health Practitioners; Other;
  • Membership Fee (per year):

* Trainees/Students                £15.00

(proof of current study required e.g. confirmation of place/acceptance on training course letter)

* Qualified/Non-Student        £21.00


  • Invitations to events, gatherings, workshops, discounted training (e.g. Topic & Discussion Gatherings,  PSSGs);
  • Quarterly Newsletters;
  • Meet with others in Scotland with a professional interest in CBT;
  • CPD Certificates of Participation (great for those looking for CPD);
  • Meet new people, make new friends & have fun;
  • Discounted Room Hire, Clinical Supervision, Tutoring/Academic Services;
  • Gain knowledge & understanding of CBT through shared experiences, topic discussions, case studies, ideas, opinions etc;
  • Opportunity to contribute in other ways (if you want) e.g. newsletter writing; offering talks; organise social/professional events; help increase Membership, venues, suggestions & more!;
  • And many more benefits!

Networking is a great way to practice. Learning

from what others do is a valuable strategy

- Patricia Lotich -

How to Apply

''I like what I’ve read and want to become a Registered Member! ''

So, you want to become a Registered Member of The CBT’ers Club! Great! Please note: we accept Membership Applications and Renewals during the months of March and September only. Here’s what to do next if you want to apply for Membership:

1. Complete the Online Membership Application Form below).

2. We aim to approve Memberships within 7-14 days. Once provisionally approved, you'll receive a Bank/PayPal link. Please follow  secure links to  pay  the Annual Membership Fee  (current fees above).

3. Your Registered Membership status will be confirmed upon payment of the Annual Membership Fee. You'll be sent (via post) a Membership Number, Membership Card and Letter. You'll be emailed a copy of our logo that you can use on your website, membership lists etc. (for as long as you are a Registered Member).

4. You'll be added to the Membership Mailing List and receive invites to events, gathering, discounts etc. and a copy of the quarterly Newsletter, via email..  If you opt-in to Text Notifications,  you will also receive reminders via text message.

5.  As a Registered Member you will be able to  access all of the benefits of Registered Membership listed above (and more) and can get involved in other ways too if you wish.    Enjoy being a Member!

7. If you have any questions or need more information, please feel free to get in touch via the  Contact Section.

Want to become a Registered Member of The CBT'ers Club? Please complete the Membership Form below and press the Send button after completion.

(PRIVACY DISCLAIMER: collection of information is for the purpose of Membership Registration only. All details remain confidential and will not be disclosed to any third parties. All information provided in this Application Form is confidential and is stored securely).

** PLEASE NOTE: we accept Membership Applications and Memberships Renewals during the months of March and September only.  If you wish to  become a Member, but have missed these deadlines, please apply then or  join our Mailing List in the meantime and follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Please feel free to get in touch if you need any more information or have any questions. Thank you!

Please ensure you complete all sections marked  with * as  the form will not send if these sections  are not completed. Thank you.

Qualified CBT Psychotherapist
Qualified Therapist/Practitioner (Other Approach)
Trainee (CBT Approach)
Trainee (Other Approach)
Mental Health Nurse
Other (please specify below)*
Attending Topic and Discussion Gatherings
Attending P.E.D.S Workshops
Attending Therapist Peer Support Groups
Attending Business Clubs
Attending One-Day Formal Training Events
Accessing Discounted Clinical Supervision
Accessing Discounted Room Hire
Accessing Tutoring/Mentoring/Academic Support
Social Gatherings (e.g. lunch, drinks, coffee clubs etc.)
Retreats/Away Training
Assisting with Newsletters
Assisting with Events Planning
Offering a Talk/Presentation/Training/Workshop
Joining a Car-Sharing Scheme (to events, training, socials etc.)
Offering Discounts to Other Members (e.g. training, freebies, books, resources etc.)
Other (please state below)*
COSCA (Confederation of Scottish Counselling Agencies)
BABCP (British Association for Cognitive and Behavioural Psychotherapy)
BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy)
UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy)
HCPC (Health and Care Professions Council)
BPS (British Psychological Society)
NCS (National Counselling Society)
UKAHPP (UK Association for Humanistic Psychology Practitioners)
IACP (Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy)
ISMA (International Stress Management Association)
AC (Association for Coaching)
BSCH (British Society of Clinical Hypnosis)
Other (please specify below)*
Qualified/Non-Student: £21.00 per year
Student/Trainee: £15.00 per year
Code TC2018 offer (for eligible individuals only. Please state where you are currently training/studying below **)
I agree to pay the above Annual Membership Fee above when prompted to do so (i.e. when I receive the Paypal link). I understand that I am not a confirmed Registered Member until payment has been received and my Membership confirmed.
**I am applying for Student/Trainee Membership and I am sending a copy of my course confirmation letter to I understand that I cannot be offered Student/Trainee Membership until The CBT'ers Club receive evidence of my Student/Trainee status.
Yes (if yes, please provide the mobile number that you wish to receive Text Notifications on below. Thanks.)**

PLEASE NOTE: we are currently taking a break and not accepting any Membership Applications. If you wish to become a Member in the future, please email us and we can add you to the Contact List or check back at a later date. Thanks.

Please ensure you complete all sections marked  with *  – the form will not send if these sections  are not completed. Thank you.

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