Website review: ABC Counselling


 Dr Jim Byrne, who was originally very influenced by the thinking and theories of Dr Albert Ellis, sets out to explore the childhood of Albert Ellis, to see how this skewed the development of Ellis’s notion of rationality, and his resistance to the idea of human emotional needs . . .”

When Albert Ellis died, Jim began to develop serious doubts about certain aspects of REBT theory and philosophy.  Jim’s website is not limited to this subject although it is probably the most controversial and provocative content.  Beyond that, however, Jim has  clearly done a monumental job of assembling and offering REBT-CBT resources, including face-to-face, e-mail and telephone counseling. He has developed his own “school” of CBT which he calls CENT Cognitive Emotive Narrative Therapy which you can read about on his website. I have not studied it in depth, but CENT seems to place much more emphasis on developmental psychology and the important, formative nature of early childhood experiences; something that REBT-CBT is typically  not particularly interested in.  You can even earn a diploma in CENT and become a charter member of the Institute for Cognitive Emotive Narrative Therapy (CM-I-CENT)



The Case Against REBT CBT


Practice REBT
Raymond DiGiuseppe



Here is the menu on the home page of the website. It just goes on-an-on.  Would appreciate anyone who has the time and the inclination to spend some time there and add to this “review.”

  • What is Counselling?
  • What is CENT counselling?
  • Counselling in Hebden Bridge (UK)
  • F2F Counselling Info Pack
  • The Counselling Blog
  • E-mail counselling
  • Counselling videos
  • The CENT institute
  • Counselling in the UK
  • 7 Counselling specialisms
  • CENT Articles and Papers
  • Attachment in Counselling
  • Five counselling supports
  • CENT e-books
  • 5 main services
  • Telephone counselling
  • Writing therapy
  • The CENT stress book
  • Client Testimonials
  • What is TA counselling?
  • Counselling for depression
  • Anger counselling
  • Couples therapy
  • CENT Publications
  • Benefits of counselling
  • The ABC Coaching Division
  • Counselling Membership
  • The Coaching Blog
  • About Renata Taylor-Byrne
  • Counselling for Anxiety
  • About Dr. Jim Byrne
  • Counselling e-book
  • Stoicism & Counselling
  • Narrative Counselling & T’py
  • Counseling and Spirituality
  • Stress counselling
  • About Albert Ellis
  • Search this site
  • Site Map
  • contact Us
  • Zen and CENT counseling
  • Beyond REBT
  • Counselling for pain
  • Counselling supervision
  • Albert Ellis on REBT Theory
  • Links and Resources
  • Counselling resources…

How to Stubbornly Refuse to Make Yourself Miserable… by Albert Ellis



We would love to hear your comments on Jim’s website (or any other online resource you think deserves discussion.



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Originally posted 2013-06-14 04:53:54.

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