Based in Birmingham UK and Online, Openforwards teaches you proven ways to relax your mind, get more out of your work and improve your relationships.
What we teach you is drawn from a deep pool of scientific research about what works and what doesnt’t.
We’ve seen time and time again that when people put CBT & Mindful Acceptance strategies into practice, they transform their lives in extraordinary ways.
Get Free Guidance and practical advice in the form of a weekly newsletter. Discover new perspectives from leading experts in the field of psychology.
Take an online course and discover creative ways to help you get your head straight. Self-Help School is an online community giving you support and coaching to help you reach your goals.
Talk with a CBT Therapist to learn, ask questions and confront things in a safe and supportive environment. We offer CBT, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Compassion-Focused Therapy for adults individually or as a couple needing marital guidance or relationship counselling.
How we can help
Counselling & Behavioural Therapy
1 on 1 face to face support
This is your chance to learn CBT & Mindful Acceptance skills that make a difference. Its not just talking. These are structured sessions where you’ll have work to do in your own time. And all with the dedicated support of a trained CBT professional.
Read the Blog
Key Lessons and New Perspectives
Discover step-by-step guidance for tackling many of life’s problems around work-related stress, depression, anxiety, fear of failure, burnout and much more.
Cover difficult subjects in a friendly and engaging style.
Self Help School
Online courses & coaching
Take an online short course to help you escape the monotony of doing the same old thing. OR, take an advanced online course to teach you how to handle your stress like a pro.
Get support from other learners and coaching from the course tutor.
Reaching out for help is a sign of strength. It gives you the opportunity to learn and to build your confidence
The truth is that we all struggle from time to time. It’s a part of being alive. It is a sign that you want more from life.
Speak to a CBT Therapist
Take the first step to regaining control by speaking to a supportive therapist. Whichever is easier, email or telephone, drop us a line to make that first appointment.
Take an Online Course
Self-Help School is our way of giving you the best of what therapy has to offer without you paying-by-the-hour. This means you can grab all the knowledge, experience and skills from the comfort of your own home.
What people are saying about us
“Jim has helped me so much in the time i have been seeing him. He has helped me in lots of ways, setting me small tasks, listening to me and helping me stand back from certain situations…i can see things are not as bad as i perceive and I’ve learned to take a different perspective”
Louise · 39 years old
“I would recommend Jim to anyone who finds themselves in my position, anyone who is seeking to make changes, those motivated to turn their life around for the better.”
Gary · 31 years old
“I found the counselling sessions and your approach to CBT extremely beneficial. Counselling not only helped me overcome my OCD but has given me the tools to manage my condition and to prevent the obsessions and compulsions from returning”
Ben · 27 years old
“I came to Jim for help after struggling with panic attacks and agoraphobia for many years. The therapy has been challenging at times but, with patience and support, Jim has taught me to adopt a new approach to my anxiety, which is enabling me to live a fuller life”
Maria · 44 years old