There are many myths about the process of counselling and psychotherapy. In this section I answer some of the common questions. Psychotherapy, or talking therapy, may be carried out on an individual basis, as part of a group, or with your husband, wife or partner.
The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) provides guidance to help health and social care professionals deliver the best possible care based on the best available evidence in the NHS. Check out the NICE referral guide. The NICE guidelines suggest individual and group CBT for certain conditions.
NICE Guideline for treatment of depression
NICE Guideline for treatment of bulimia nervosa
NICE Guideline for treatment of borderline personality disorder
NICE Guideline for treatment of drug misuse
NICE Guideline for psychological treatment of schizophrenia