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What does the London School of Economics (LSE) document say about counselling?
The LSE has now published its initial evaluation of the two demonstration sites (Doncaster and Newham).
The report notes that CBT helped people improve in 50% of cases. This can be understood to mean that CBT does not help people improve in 50% of cases. BACP believes that this gives strength to the argument that commissioners should be able to provide other NICE compliant services, such as counselling, which could be helpful to those people.
The report also demonstrated that people who attended the Doncaster pilot site were referred to counselling for the following reasons:
Mild, moderate or severe anxiety or depression
Problems with adjustment
Prolonged or complex grief reaction
High requirement for risk management
Unresolved issues impacting on their current coping methods and personal development
This list shows the place that counselling can occupy either within or alongside the IAPT services.