Acknowledging that people are more complex than just the presenting disorder, the authors consider questions around:
o Good practice in assessment and case formulation
o The challenge of diagnosis
o Key client issues, such as guilt and shame, perfectionism, and inability to tolerate storing feeling
o The therapeutic relationship
o Organisational factors.
This succinct and accessible guide throws a lifebelt to any CBT trainee or therapist struggling under the realities of today's psychotherapy and counselling practice, particularly within NHS settings.