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Dr Lee David

Dr Lee David

Dr Lee David

I am the founder and director of 10 Minute CBT.  I am a GP Partner and cognitive-behavioural therapy specialist based in Parkbury House Surgery, St Albans, Hertfordshire.


  • MB BS, BSc (Social Psychology as applied to health)
  • Member of the Royal College of General Practitioners (distinction)
  • MA (cognitive-behavioural therapy)
  • Postgraduate certificate (medical education)

During a Masters degree in CBT, my research dissertation focused on identifying useful ways for GPs and other health professionals to incorporate CBT skills into consultations.  Since then I have continued to focus on developing approaches to the effective application of CBT principles in non-traditional therapy settings, particularly those with limited time.

My aim is to improve the management of patients with mental health conditions as well as improving care for psychological aspects of physical health conditions and patients with health anxiety / medically unexplained symptoms.  I also have a particular interest in the wellbeing of children and young people.  I am also interested in using CBT, acceptance, self-compassion and mindfulness to promote emotional resilience and enhance wellbeing amongst health professionals.

I can be contacted by email at: Lee.David@10minuteCBT.co.uk


David, L (2013) Using Using CBT in General Practice, second edition: The 10 Minute CBT Handbook.  Bloxham:  Scion Publishing

Harris T, Kerry SM, Victor CR, Ekelund U, Woodcock A, Iliffe S, Whincup PH, Beighton C, Ussher M, Limb ES, David L, Brewin D, Adams F, Rogers A, Cook DG.  PLoS Med. 2015 Feb 17;12(2).  A primary care nurse-delivered walking intervention in older adults: PACE (pedometer accelerometer consultation evaluation)-Lift cluster randomised controlled trial.

Low intensity CBT interventions by General Practitioners (contributing chapter author), Oxford Guide to Low Intensity CBT Interventions, Bennett-Levy, J et al (Eds.), Oxford University Press, Publication date: 2010

Health anxiety and a sinking heart: A Cognitive-Behavioural approach: The New Generalist, 5(1), Spring 2007

Using CBT to manage patients with chronic health anxiety, New Generalist, 5(2), Summer 2007

David LS, Freeman GK, Improving Consultation Skills using Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy:  A new Cognitive Behavioural Model for general practice.  Education for Primary Care.  Sept 2006

Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy for GPs: practical use in the 10-minute consultation, Pulse Magazine, June 2005