CBT in your pocket. Helping you become your own therapist.

Purchase just once and receive both the iPhone AND iPad versions

CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) is a proven effective treatment for Depression and Anxiety. It is used by the NHS, American Psychiatric Association, Australian Department for Health and many others to treat depression and anxiety disorders such as: OCD, generalised anxiety, health anxiety, panic disorder, social phobia and specific phobias (like arachnophobia, fear of heights, etc.).

It is cheaper and more effective than medication alone for conditions such as low mood and now for less than the cost of a music album or a computer game. This app is a user-friendly companion to CBT, this can be used to make talking therapy more helpful and to support those undertaking self-help.

Pocket CBT was designed by a fully accredited Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapist so you can be assured that this application complements any therapy you might receive or appropriate self-help CBT you choose to undertake.

The application is divided into two segments that are central to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy: Record and Challenge

Thought Record:
First you record The Situation, Thoughts, Sensations, Emotions, Behaviour involved. This is known as functional analysis; this is key to understanding what vicious cycles are maintaining the problem you are experiencing (this is sometimes called the cross-sectional formulation). Writing this down has historically been quite complex to get to grips with. Now with Pocket CBT it is simple for you to proceed through a series of questions to allow you to gain an objective view of the situation and understand what is driving your thinking. Better still, you can view this in a diagram and even email it.

Thought Challenge:
The second section allows you to challenge your thinking. Drawing from the most commonly identified thinking styles (schemas) of CBT. You are guided through a series of questions to allow you the opportunity to re-appraise the ‘hot thought’ (the key negative automatic thought). This is done by writing your responses to key questions that guide you to your conclusion. You can continue to challenge the key thought and re-rate your beliefs and consequent emotional state. Since this application works like a diary, you can look back at the summaries of your challenges to these typical thoughts that affect your mood. Moving from reactive to proactive.

- Record and Challenge your negative thoughts
- View a diary of Thought records & Challenges
- Email your Thought Record as a PDF
- All challenge types fully explained
- Easy to navigate menus
- Clear and simple questions to understand complex situations
- Qualified Clinician designed and tested

What’s New

Version 1.5

- Bug Fixes

Ratings and Reviews

3.8 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

Dcjomgrdc ,

Radio buttons would be better

I wish i could use radio buttons instead of a slider for the percentage. “None, a little, some, a lot, all” are more useful choices. What does feeling 76% anxious mean? Is it very different than feeling 72% anxious? Is that a meaningful change? Also, I’d love to reduce the text size so everything fits on the screen.

Climax510 ,

Hate the font and page layout. Scrolling is a pain.

The font style/ size which affects the page layout is ridiculous. It’s impossible to read the instructions/ descriptions above the next selections. The challenges should be all in the same layout. All on the same page as most of us have several or more thinking challenges at one time. I had Atleast 3 but could only include them if I continued to challenge the though. Mood Notes and MoodKit does this extremely well. Perfectly infact. These CBT apps fascinate me so I purchased this to support you. Please do some UI work as this is a great start to a awesome tool.

sabinek ,

Where is the app support? Where is the developer?

First of all, an app that asks me to document my thoughts must have a way to enable password protection.
Secondly, there is no settings link in the app that I can find, no app help link and no settings.
These are basic things I would expect to see in an app.
Finally, when I clicked over to the web site to leave an email, I couldn’t . Apparently the developer has not upgraded the "captcha” that makes me prove I’m a human, so the submit button won’t work.
I want my money back.

App Privacy

The developer, John Taylor, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

No Details Provided

The developer will be required to provide privacy details when they submit their next app update.


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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