What we're about

Hello! The UK CBT Group is for people interested in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Coaching (CBT) and Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy and Coaching (REBT). Everyone is welcome.

Our members include a diverse group of professionals, coaches, therapists, students and anyone interested in CBT and other approaches to coaching, psychotherapy and counselling.

Talks are intended to be educational and enriching - and our new venue, The Union Club, Soho is a real treat.

Our meet ups include live demonstrations of CBT Coaching and Therapy, often with Professor Windy Dryden, one of the leading practitioners and trainers in the Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) tradition of psychotherapy. Windy is internationally recognised in his field and has published over 230 books.

Live demonstrations by true masters in this area are really rare. Our meet-ups in many ways mirror the famous Friday Night live sessions of the Albert Ellis Institute in New York.

We also have other leading professionals coming to talk and share ideas.

The group aims to provide a forum for information, networking and socialising. Everyone is welcome, whether you are a coach, therapist, teacher, trainer or interested in your own personal development.

We'd love you to join us, so please come along.

Very Best,


Jim Brown

Founder and Lead Coach, Ground and Air Limited.

Upcoming events (1)

Windy Dryden: "Tackle Self-Hijacking and Limiting Beliefs" plus live CBT demos

Union Private Members Club


A warm welcome to this first session in our brand new series, entitled: "Handling Life’s Challenges Healthily." Across the series we will be conducting a unique exploration of the eight emotions we all inevitably confront in our lives. These masterclasses are hosted by Ground and Air with Professor Windy Dryden and selected guests at the gorgeous Union Club, 50 Greek Street, Soho W1D 4EQ. Session One: "Tackling Self-Hijacking and Limiting Beliefs” - How to get out of your own way. Professor Dryden will investigate the barriers we erect to stop us from achieving what we want and how we can identify and address these obstacles. He will present and then answer questions, then help two volunteers "to get out of their own way." This is a rare chance to watch a genuine expert in his field conduct live coaching sessions. Windy Dryden is one of the most experienced practitioners and trainers in the Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) tradition of psychotherapy in the world, having worked directly with some of the greats in various fields, including Aaron Beck, Albert Ellis and Arnold Lazarus. He is Emeritus Professor at Goldsmiths, University of London and best known for his work in Rational-Emotive Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (RECBT), a leading CBT approach. He has been working in the field of counselling and psychotherapy since 1975 and was one of the first people in Britain to be trained in CBT. Windy has published over 230 books and has trained therapists all over the world, in as diverse places as the UK, the USA, South Africa, Australia, Turkey and Israel. We expect this event to be of value to coaches, therapists, leaders - and anyone who has an interest in human nature, psychology and personal growth. Talk starts at 7.00pm - doors open from 6.30pm. Finishes 9.00pm Venue: The Union Club, 50 Greek Street, W1D 4ED Attendees can pick up a certificate of attendance that they can submit as part of their CPD (2 hours.) Our aim at UK CBT Meet-ups is to provide interesting, educational and enriching talks for coaches, therapists, leaders, students and anyone who is interested in psychology and personal growth. The group is hosted by Jim Brown, founder and lead coach at Ground and Air. Ground and Air is a coaching and insights firm that works with boards, directors and emerging talent in media, technology and sport. Its coaching programs and single sessions are designed principally to help people have the conversations they really need to have with themselves and each other. Our coaches combine sector experience, skilled questioning and the use of proven frameworks and evaluation tools. Specialties are: - performance coaching - development coaching - career management and transition - insights - incl EQ and personality profiling, behavioural interviewing With a background in talent search Jim has ran businesses in London and Sydney, and built teams for global media brands and technology firms. He combines his business and organisational experiences with formal qualifications related to sports performance, business coaching, psychology and evaluation tools. He has a Bsc Honours degree in Sports Science from Loughborough University. He is a Cognitive Emotive Behaviour Coach, an NLP Master Practitioner and a certified assessor in Emotional Intelligence (ECR, ECR 360, EI Sports Inventory), HPTI and PPA (DISC.)

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Windy Dryden on Self-Acceptance Vs Self-Esteem plus Live CBT Sessions

Brockway Room, Conway Hall


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