Cognitive and behavioural therapies
The philosophical roots of CBT help explain its limitations
Not all psychological problems are thinking problems. Trying to solve them purely cognitively, with CBT, won’t help us mature
by Bradley Murray
Life coaching is unregulated and growing rapidly. Should it be reined in?
Anybody can call themselves a life coach, and then offer what amounts to serious therapy. Should life coaching be regulated?
by Elias Aboujaoude
How to choose a therapist
It’s time for change but who should you see? The choice can be baffling but asking the right questions will make it clearer
by Kate Smith
Climate fears make Sindha feel doomed. Can eco-therapy help?
Directed by Sindha Agha
Freedom and choice
Recognise free will is an illusion and reap the emotional benefits
The idea that all our choices are determined by past events may seem dispiriting – but it can be emotionally liberating
by Francis Merson
The question therapy doesn’t answer: who are we really, really?
Therapy is a valuable tool for self-understanding. But spiritual practices can unlock a more expansive view of the self
by Eric Jannazzo
There are many reasons why therapy can be more effective outside
It’s important for psychotherapy clients to have a say not only over their type of therapy, but also where it happens
by Sam Cooley
Psychotherapy under the microscope: how exactly does it work?
To improve psychotherapy, researchers are looking beyond what happens in a session to learn exactly how change is achieved
by Ciarán O’Driscoll