There are hundreds of counselling models out there – of which Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is now becoming the dominant model, being used almost exclusively in the NHS. The unspoken assumption is that CBT must be pretty good with hard evidence in support of its superiority to other models. But that is just not the case. Indeed no model of therapy has ever been shown to be better than any other.
You can listen to the first Audio of the "What makes good Counselling" series and read the accompanying blog posting.
Listen/Download to my audio: Did you know that of all models of counselling, not one has ever been proven to be best?
Read my Depression Help Blog post: Did you know that of all models of counselling, not one has ever been proven to be best?
1: No Counselling model is better than any other
Audio 2: What makes a good counsellor
Audio 3: Positive expectancy
Audio 4: Trance explained
Audio 5: CBT is not the answer
Audio 6: Normalisation
Audio 7: Human Givens Counselling
Audio 8 Five questions
Audio 9: Depression help by the NHS
Audio 10: Two beginning Principles
Audio 11: Feelbetter Counselling
Audio 12: In praise of Scott Miller
How to you choose the best counselling for you? Because one of these therapy models must be best. Right? Well no – wrong.
The Dodo bird verdict. This comes from Lewis Carroll. It is that everybody has won and so all must have prizes.” Counselling is like that – everybody wins because they are all equally good. No one model has ever been proven to be better than any of the others.
So if you are looking for the model that is best, you will never find it. And neither will the NHS – though it will never stop them looking.