From The British Psychological Society: A recent study on low intensity CBT, a short-term form of CBT involving self-help books and internet exercises that is conducted by a coach or well-being practitioner rather than a formally trained therapist, found that one in two clients relapsed within 12 months after completing the therapy.
Hardly surprising. Equally unsurprising was the implication that people need longer treatment with this garbage in order to fully “recover”.
I was offered this. I turned it down. I had to go through so many hoops to get the offer too.
They do it because health care in the UK is increasingly marketised. Providers compete to provide packages of healthcare. This one looks good on outcomes, if you measure them in the right way, just like the drugs do if you run the tests yourself.