Tuesday, 12 December 2017

I have just updated my blog with something on: Attachment theory and psychoanalysis for counsellors.. My theme was this: Reflections upon the journey of becoming a potent counsellor. The blog begins like this: "Firstly, I have read some of the core texts on Attachment theory, by Bowlby, Ainsworth, Main, Holmes, Wallin, and even, to some degree, Fonagy. I believe Attachment theory is a crucial part of the counsellor’s basic education. We have to be able to understand the ‘child in our client’ – not just in the Transactional Analysis sense, of scoring ‘high’ on child ‘ego-states’ (which means the client spending a lot of time and energy in those personality fragments, or ways of being, called Rebellious Child, Adapted Child, or Free Child). To have an attachment sense of the client is to sense whether they are secure or insecure in their relationships with others; ... https://abc-counselling.org/2017/12/11/5764


Saturday, 9 December 2017

REBT CBT Book: title, Unfit for Therapeutic Purposes





Let me tell you what is wrong with RE&CBT...

Monday, 4 December 2017

Many people are interested in understanding the critique of Rational Emotive and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (RE&CBT) created by Dr Jim Byrne, and published in his book titled, Unfit for Therapeutic Purposes: The case against REBT/CBT.

However, because of the time required to read a 518 page book, which costs £21.99 GBP, there is an understandable barrier.


For these reasons, we have now produced 3 brief, PDF pamphlets, two of which are either 24 or 34 pages in length: https://abc-counselling.org/problems-with-rebt/



Thursday, 30 November 2017

Quote of the Day – Thursday 30th November 2017

On counselling, coaching, psychotherapy, psychology, philosophy of psychotherapy, neuroscience, nutritional mental health, and many other related subjects.

E-CENT counsellors explore the narratives of their clients, with a view to helping them to manage their feeling-stories better: “Creating a consistent self-narrative (or personal story) that feels true to ourselves is a challenge at any stage in life.  Our stories give shape to our (unformed, fragmented), fleeting impressions of everyday life.  They bring together the past and the future into the present to provide us with...

End of extract... For more, please click this link: https://abc-counselling.org


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Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Our book – on how to control your anger, anxiety and depression, using nutrition and physical activity – is now well on the way through the publishing process, and should be available at Amazon within 7-10 days.  The latest update shows that we have expanded Part 6 to provide a comprehensive guide to how to change any habit, so that readers can actually make the kinds of changes to diet and exercise approaches that appeal to them.  Here is an extract from the Contents Pages, showing the expanded subheadings of Part 6. And if you want to see the whole of Part 6, please go here:



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Friday, 24 November 2017

Quote of the Day

On counselling, coaching, psychotherapy, psychology, philosophy of psychotherapy, neuroscience, nutritional mental health, and many other related subjects.

In E-CENT counselling and psychotherapy theory, we teach our clients that the body is primary; that the innate emotions are prior to our cultural beliefs, thoughts and perceptions. We agree with Havi Carel’s view, where she writes: “(RenĂ©) Descartes defined us as thinking, abstract souls… (But) Merleau-Ponty’s aim was to correct this erroneous view and …




Saturday, 11 November 2017

Low-cost, 70 Page Summary Critique of RE&CBT, by Dr Jim Byrne

Many people are interested in understanding the critique of Rational Emotive and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (RE&CBT) created by Dr Jim Byrne, and published in his book titled, Unfit for Therapeutic Purposes: The case against REBT/CBT.

However, because of the time required to read a 518 page book, which costs £21.99 GBP, there is an understandable barrier.

For these reasons, we have now produced a 70 page summary of the book, in the form of a PDF pamphlet, which can be bought, via PayPal, for just £4.95, and delivered to you within 24-48 hours, as an email attachment.





Or you can go directly to PayPal and make your purchase.  Your pamphlet will be delivered to the email address you use at PayPal, normally within 24-48 hours:


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