Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

More and more often clients who refer themselves to counselling services are enquiring about Cognitive Behavioural Therapy treatment. When asked to clarify what particularly attracts them about this approach or whether they would consider an alternative one, their responses vary. Some clients, having tried it through their local GPs choose to opt for a different alternative, hence their query become averse to it and therefore do not wish to be offered it again. Others may find the few sessions they were exposed to revelation and wish to dif further and dipper by means of other therapeutic paradigm. There are also those who simply wish to receive more CBT treatment as it particularly suited their needs at the time.

If you are wishing to discover more about Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and make an informed choice before embarking on a therapeutic journey which requires time and money commitment, you may want to browse through the following correspondence between Dr David Veale, President of BABCP and Professor Andrew Samuels, UKCP on  CBT and the controversial topic of IAPT (Improved Access to Psychological Therapies).  Even though it was published in 2007 many of the issues still stand.

If you have a bit of time on your hands and are looking for a deep specialist read for the next few months,  provides you with a list and a brief description of the books  and articles published on the topic of CBT.