Psychology and CBT –
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Psychology stands as the acknowledged official study of psychological and emotional problems. At the moment, CBT – Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is the main approach used both by NHS Psychologists and Psychiatric or Mental Health Nurses. Meanwhile, Psychiatrists – medically qualified Doctors, diagnose depression and mental health issues and prescribe forms of treatment including pharmaceuticals.
Although I believe that NLP – Neuro-Linguistic Programming qualifies as a true, practical and effective form of psychology, I am not a ‘Chartered Psychologist’.
Very few Psychologists are actually engaged in therapy, especially in the NHS. Some practice privately, many are engaged in research and many are employed in business in marketing and advertising, to conduct trainings or select staff.
As mentioned, the main approach used in the NHS is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy or CBT. This is effective to a point, though it suits a more strict, impersonal, prescriptive and clinical setting rather than the more flexible personal attention you can expect from a private practitioner.
I am aware of some of the more effective techniques from CBT, though they do resemble techniques that were already found in NLP and I have studied a certain amount of mainstream Psychology and some of it has added to my store of resources. However, you will understand that I prefer the rapid, comfortable, effective and often even enjoyable techniques to be found in NLP, EFT and Hypnosis.