Monday, 24 July 2017

Today is the tenth anniversary of the death of Dr Albert Ellis, the very damaged individual who created RE & CBT!

Friday, 21 July 2017

Albert Ellis was a man of his time, which was a long time ago.  He modelled his philosophy of psychotherapy[y on the idealistic notions of a Roman slave, instead of on modern theories of social psychology, developmental psychology, neuroscience, and so on. He grossly oversimplified the nature of human disturbance; blamed the client for ‘choosing’ to upset themselves; and denied the value of moral language.

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Tenth Anniversary of the Death of Albert Ellis:
On this anniversary, I have today posted a book review by Dr Meredith Nisbet of my book on the childhood of Albert Ellis.  This is what she wrote:

Book Review – by Dr Meredith Nisbet:
“I learned so much about human nature reading your book about Ellis. I also learned from your book about Jim Byrne. The similarities are obvious. The differences are where most of the learning comes. You overcame your childhood experiences; he lived with his experiences, but the differences were that he needed help to conquer his experiences, but he never was able to “normalize” as you did. I’d like to hear your comments on what made the difference for you  – something within you or the people who helped you? Was his problem something he missed or didn’t think he needed? I think it was more the latter. What do you think?”
To see my response to her questions, please go here:


Monday, 17 July 2017

New #counselling #book: #REBT Unfit for Therapeutic Purposes:

Friday, 14 July 2017

Twelve new quotations about counselling, coaching and psychotherapy – philosophy and change:

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

If you want to know, or need to know, where the fundamentally invalidating fault-lines are in the foundations of Rational Emotive and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (RE & CBT), then this is the book for you. Many people feel there is something seriously wrong-headed about REBT and CBT, but they cannot put their finger on the fundamental flaws, because they have not devoted the time and energy that Dr Byrne has to the laborious process of conducting a line by line forensic analysis of the key propositions of this system of therapy. Now you can get the full story here: In the US: The UK: Canada: Australia: