Rational Emotive Cognitive Behavioural Therapy was developed
by Dr Albert Ellis in the 1950’s and is one of the most established of
the cognitive behavioural therapies. RECBT proposes that it is largely our
thinking in the face of life’s adversities that creates our emotional and
behavioural responses. In other words, think healthily and you will
be more likely to feel and behave in healthy ways. Think unhealthily and
you will be more likely to feel and behave in unhealthy ways.
RECBT teaches clients to identify their unhealthy thinking and to develop
healthy alternatives in order to achieve their emotional and behavioural goals.