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.

chapter Chapter 1|26 pages

Dealing with troublesome emotions

chapter Chapter 2|14 pages

Problem-creating versus problem-solving

chapter Chapter 3|16 pages

Overcoming procrastination

chapter Chapter 4|17 pages

Time management

chapter Chapter 5|20 pages


chapter Chapter 6|20 pages

Dealing with criticism

chapter Chapter 7|15 pages


chapter Chapter 8|21 pages

Developing resilience

chapter Chapter 9|21 pages

Taking risks and making decisions

chapter Chapter 10|23 pages

Understanding the personal change process

chapter Chapter 11|13 pages

Putting it all together