This project aims to answer the question whether computers can replace humans to provide effective psychological therapies. The problem is that in secondary care there is limited access to non-drug treatments because of the lack of trained therapists. Computerised psychological therapies, or e-therapies, have the advantage of being accessible and convenient for users with no waiting lists. We plan to use John Kirwan's 'The Journal', supplemented by a health professional acting as a coach, to test whether this is better than usual care for people referred to mental health services with depression. If the e-therapy is effective used in this way, it will result in shorter waiting times and more convenient treatment for patients and free-up clinicians to focus on more complex problems which do not respond to routine care.