Critical Evaluation Of Cbt Counselling Session

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Critical Evaluation of CBT Counselling Session The most frequently utilised evidence based psychotherapy intervention is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT; Beck, 1995). CBT is a goal-orientated intervention strategy, derived from learning theory with principles of cognitive theory (Arch & Craske, 2009). The efficacy of CBT, for a wide range of psychological concerns, is demonstrated extensively in the literature. CBT’s empirical validation has made it a well-accepted choice for psychotherapists seeking evidence-based approaches (Dobson & Dobson, 2009; Granvold, 2011). Therefore, this essay will evaluate a CBT counselling session with a client who presents with a fear of flying. The essay will critically evaluate the advanced micro-skills of challenging, reflection of meaning, and influencing, and how these skills influence the process of therapy. The essay will further utilise Hill’s (2004) Helping Skills Model to evaluate these advanced micro-skills within the stages of exploration, insight, and action, which is based on cognitive behavioural techniques. Presenting Issue Nick is a 36 year old Caucasian male. His occupation sees him travelling frequently by air. Nick has an excessive fear of flying and becomes anxious, and at times is unable to board the plane. Nick states that before boarding the plane he becomes anxiety, gets nervous, his palms become sweaty, and he often experiences shortness of breath. Nick’s goal of counselling is too be able to comfortably fly again
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