BABCP Response - NICE Consultation January 2022

NHS Talking Therapies In The Dock

 An NHS Talking Therapies client who had seriously considered suicide the previous year was placed on a waiting list for low intensity CBT. It beggars belief.

The client had 6 sessions of therapy across two therapists without identification or treatment of her OCD. The first therapist she found unhelpful ‘no life experience’ and the 2nd could not satisfactorily negotiate with his Manager flexibility in her arriving for her appointments, because of the need for bus travel and care for her parent. The sessions ended with no plan in place for altering the trajectory of her OCD. The abuse in childhood was not touched upon. Is such treatment, or the lack of it, not an adult abuse? Where is the accountability?


Dr Mike Scott

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