Working towards what?

Do you know what your goals are? And if so, are you certain that if you achieved them you would be happier, or more satisfied, than you are now? I think many of us might answer negatively to at least one of those questions, and I'm surprised that CBT thinks that most of us know … Continue reading Working towards what?

A Common Criticism of CBT

Some critics of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) have focussed their attack on its underlying theoretical assumption that our 'beliefs' cause mental distress. That's a pretty easy target, though, once you look at the correlations between factors like poverty, abuse, systemic oppression; and mental distress - in those cases, would you really call their thinking 'faulty' … Continue reading A Common Criticism of CBT

Coaches or Clinicians?

I've recently started training to become a Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner in an IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) service, and what that means is that I will soon be able to deliver Low Intensity Cognitive Behavioural Therapy to 'clients' with mild to moderate common mental health problems such as depression and anxiety. The training is … Continue reading Coaches or Clinicians?