Dealing with Clients’ Emotional Problems in Life Coaching: A Rational-Emotive and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (RECBT) Approach (Paperback) book cover

Dealing with Clients’ Emotional Problems in Life Coaching

A Rational-Emotive and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (RECBT) Approach

By Windy Dryden

© 2011 – Routledge

232 pages | 3 B/W Illus.

Purchasing Options:$ = USD
Paperback: 9780415586856
pub: 2010-08-20
Currently out of stock
Hardback: 9780415586849
pub: 2010-08-20
eBook (VitalSource) : 9780203843628
pub: 2010-09-13
from $31.95

FREE Standard Shipping!
e–Inspection Copy


This book is a comprehensive guide for life coaches on how to react and adapt when emotional problems get in the way of coaching. Windy Dryden uses Rational-Emotive Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (RECBT) techniques to offer advice on:

  • when it is and is not appropriate to work on emotional problems
  • when the coach should refer the client to someone else, such as a psychotherapist or counsellor
  • how to use RECBT to help clients with their emotional problems within a life coaching context
  • at what point it is sensible to begin coaching again.

Dealing with Clients' Emotional Problems in Life Coaching will be a valuable resource for all those involved in life coaching.


"Windy Dryden gives a clear and detailed explanation of how a life coach can safely explore deeper issues like irrational beliefs and the emotional problems attached to them. The ABC framework gives a step-by-step process that once learnt thoroughly can be adapted and improvised to use in many different coaching scenarios." - Angela Dunbar, Life and Performance Coach and Managing Director, training and development consultancy, UK

Table of Contents

Introduction. Part I: The Central Role Played by Beliefs in Understanding Your Clients’ Problematic and Constructive Negative Emotions. Part II: Understanding Your Clients’ Common Emotional Problems and their Healthy Alternatives. Part III: A Step-by-step Guide to Dealing with Your Clients’ Emotional Problems. Part IV: Case Study – Linda. Part V: Epilogue. References.

About the Author

Windy Dryden is Professor of Psychotherapeutic Studies at Goldsmiths, University of London.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Psychotherapy / General