Anxiety UK offers a range of therapies including those approved by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). A full list of therapies that are approved by NICE for specific anxiety conditions can be found below.

Presenting Condition Recommended Nice Treatment
GAD – Generalised Anxiety Disorder and panic in adults with or without agoraphobia CBT and applied relaxation (CG113)
Panic Disorder CBT (CG113)
Social anxiety disorder in adults
CBT
Psychodynamic psychotherapy (CG159)
Social anxiety disorder in children
Group CBT focused therapy to include psychoeducation and skills training for parents
Individual CBT including exposure therapy (CG159)
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in adults
Individual trauma-focused CBT EMDR
Cognitive processing therapy
Cognitive therapy for PTSD
Narrative exposure therapy
Prolonged exposure therapy
EMDR
Trauma-focused computerised CBT (NG116)
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in children and young people
CBT for age 7 to 17 years
EMDR for age 7-17 years
EMDR for age 7-17 (NG116)
Obsessive compulsive disorder(OCD) and Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) in adults (other symptoms that come under OCD treatment are Trichotillomania and hoarding) CBT including exposure response prevention (ERP) (CG31)
Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) in children CBT with ERP (CG31)
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) in adults
CBT
Hypnotherapy and or psychological therapy (CG61 & QS114)
Depression in adults including Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
CBT
Counselling
Psychodynamic psychotherapy (CG90)
Depression in children
CBT
Interpersonal Therapy (NG134)
Self-harm in over 8s Psychological intervention that is structured specifically for self-harm (CG133)
Antenatal and postnatal mental health Follow guidelines for Depression (CG192)
Phobias
Counselling
CBT
Mindfulness (Guidance from https://www.nhs.uk/mental-health/conditions/phobias/treatment/)

Presenting Conditions

GAD – Generalised Anxiety Disorder and panic in adults with or without agoraphobia
Recommended Nice Treatment CBT and applied relaxation (CG113)
Panic Disorder
Recommended Nice Treatment CBT (CG113)
Social anxiety disorder in adults
Recommended Nice Treatment CBT
Psychodynamic psychotherapy (CG159)
Social anxiety disorder in children
Recommended Nice Treatment Group CBT focused therapy to include psychoeducation and skills training for parents
Individual CBT including exposure therapy (CG159)
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in adults
Recommended Nice Treatment Individual trauma-focused CBT EMDR
Cognitive processing therapy
Cognitive therapy for PTSD
Narrative exposure therapy
Prolonged exposure therapy
EMDR
Trauma-focused computerised CBT (NG116)
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in children and young people
Recommended Nice Treatment CBT for age 7 to 17 years
EMDR for age 7-17 years
EMDR for age 7-17 (NG116)
Obsessive compulsive disorder(OCD) and Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) in adults (other symptoms that come under OCD treatment are Trichotillomania and hoarding)
Recommended Nice Treatment CBT including exposure response prevention (ERP) (CG31)
Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) in children
Recommended Nice Treatment CBT with ERP (CG31)
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) in adults
Recommended Nice Treatment CBT
Hypnotherapy and or psychological therapy (CG61 & QS114)
Depression in adults including Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
Recommended Nice Treatment CBT
Counselling
Psychodynamic psychotherapy (CG90)
Depression in children
Recommended Nice Treatment CBT
Interpersonal Therapy (NG134)
Self-harm in over 8s
Recommended Nice Treatment Psychological intervention that is structured specifically for self-harm (CG133)
Antenatal and postnatal mental health
Recommended Nice Treatment Follow guidelines for Depression (CG192)
Phobias
Recommended Nice Treatment Counselling
CBT
Mindfulness (Guidance from https://www.nhs.uk/mental-health/conditions/phobias/treatment/)

Click here to access a glossary of therapies. Please note, we do not offer all the different types of therapies on the list.