3rd Edition

Cognitive Behavioural Coaching A Guide to Problem Solving and Personal Development

By Michael Neenan, Windy Dryden Copyright 2020
    232 Pages
    by Routledge

    232 Pages
    by Routledge

    The way we think profoundly influences the way we feel and behave. Therefore, it can be said that learning to think differently can enable us to feel and act differently. Derived from the methods of cognitive behaviour therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Coaching: A Guide to Problem Solving and Personal Development shows you how to help yourself by tackling self- and goal-defeating thinking and replacing it with an effective problem-solving outlook.

    This book gives clear and helpful advice on:

    • Dealing with troublesome emotions
    • Overcoming procrastination
    • Becoming assertive
    • Tackling poor time management
    • Developing persistence
    • Developing resilience
    • Handling criticism constructively
    • Taking risks and making better decisions


    Originally titled Life Coaching: A Cognitive Behavioural Approach, the third edition of this book has been considerably revised and updated to reflect current thinking on some of the topics discussed. This book will be invaluable to all those who are interested in becoming more personally effective in their everyday lives, and to counsellors, coaches and psychologists, students and qualified alike.

    Preface;  Acknowledgements;  Chapter 1: Dealing with troublesome emotions;  Chapter 2: Problem-creating vs problem-solving;  Chapter 3: Overcoming procrastination;  Chapter 4: Time management;  Chapter 5: Persistence;  Chapter 6: Dealing with criticism;  Chapter 7: Assertiveness;  Chapter 8: Developing resilience;  Chapter 9: Taking risks and making decisions;  Chapter 10: Understanding the personal change process;  Chapter 11: Putting it all together;  References;  Index


    Michael Neenan is Associate Director of the Centre for Stress Management and Centre for Coaching, Blackheath, and works in private practice. He has written and edited over 20 books.

    Windy Dryden is Emeritus Professor of Psychotherapeutic Studies at Goldsmiths College, University of London and is an international authority on rational emotive behaviour therapy (REBT). He has worked in psychotherapy for over 45 years and is the author and editor of over 230 books.

    β€˜In this book, Neenan and Dryden have successfully demonstrated through the use of case examples how the evidence-based cognitive behavioural coaching approach can be used to tackle problems and enhance personal development. I highly recommend this excellent guide.’ 
    Professor Stephen Palmer PhD, Wales Academy for Professional Practice and Applied Research, UWTSD, Wales